Savard (illness) will be back in the lineup against Chicago on Tuesday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Savard will step in for Michael Del Zotto, who sustained a lower-body injury. Savard hasn't scored a goal since March 2019, a stretch of 90 games without tickling the twine. As such, fantasy players probably shouldn't be banking on him contributing too often in the offensive end.
Savard is out of the lineup Saturday due to a non-COVID illness, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Gabriel Carlsson will slot in along the blue line in his place. Savard has been his usual rugged, stay-at-home self to begin the season, registering four assists, a minus-5 rating, 47 hits and 42 blocked shots through 18 games. Assuming his illness isn't serious, the 30-year-old will look to rejoin the lineup Tuesday against Chicago.
Savard notched a pair of assists and three hits in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Hurricanes.
Savard doubled his offensive output for the year with his two-assist performance Sunday. He's up to four helpers, 27 hits, 33 blocked shots and a minus-4 rating through 13 appearances. Fantasy managers shouldn't invest in Savard's talents for scoring, but he can help out in the physical categories in deeper formats.
Savard recorded an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Red Wings.
Savard had the secondary helper on Boone Jenner's breakaway goal, helping to start the breakout from the defensive zone. The 30-year-old Savard has just the one assist to go with seven blocks and five hits in four contests. It's not all his fault -- the Blue Jackets have just eight goals as a team this season, which has suppressed offense throughout the lineup.
Savard notched an assist and led the Blue Jackets with both six shots on goal and six blocked shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs in Game 4.
Savard had to play 29:04 in the overtime contest, picking up some of the slack after Zach Werenski went out with an upper-body injury in the third period. It's been a surprisingly productive series for Savard, who has three assists and a plus-3 rating in four games. He's added 18 blocks, nine hits and nine shots -- the 29-year-old blueliner's impact has been felt all over the ice.
Savard notched an assist and three blocked shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs in Game 3.
Savard had the secondary helper on Pierre-Luc Dubois' game-tying goal at 10:49 of the third period. The 29-year-old Savard has been productive at both ends of the ice versus the Maple Leafs -- through three games, he has two helpers, 12 blocked shots, seven hits and a plus-3 rating.
Savard recorded an assist, five blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Savard had the lone helper on Cam Atkinson's tiebreaking tally in the third period. The 29-year-old Savard didn't often contribute to the offense in the regular season -- he had just 11 assists in 68 outings. His game relies on physicality, as he had 129 hits and 163 blocked shots on his ledger.
Savard notched an assist, three shots on goal, three hits, four blocked shots and four PIM in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Canucks.
Savard remains on the hunt for his first goal of the year -- he has just 11 assists through 68 games. The 29-year-old blueliner is a solid defensive presence with 163 blocks, 129 hits and 97 shots this year, but the lack of offense makes him a no-go from a fantasy perspective.
Savard (personal) will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Sabres, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Despite an absence from the team plane due to the birth of his son, Savard appears to be back with the squad and will avoid missing action. Gabriel Carlsson, who was recalled Wednesday for the trip, seems the most likely candidate to cede his lineup spot to Savard.
Savard didn't travel with the team for Thursday's game versus the Sabres after the birth of his son, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Savard could miss his first game of the season as he spends time with his family. Gabriel Carlsson is expected to enter the lineup in his place if Savard can't go. This doesn't have major fantasy implications because Savard has just eight points over 55 games.
Savard has one assist, 17 shots, 21 hits, 26 blocked shots and a plus-4 rating through 11 games in January.
The veteran blueliner has always been more valuable to fantasy GMs playing in formats with extended categories, recording triple digits in hits and blocked shots in each of the last five seasons, but Savard has ramped up his production in those categories in 2019-20. So far this year, he already has 111 blocks through only 49 games, putting him on pace to shatter his career high of 143, and his 91 hits aren't too far behind.
Savard (illness) will return to the lineup for Monday's road game against the Islanders, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Savard missed the last two games due to a sickness, but he's good to go for Monday's divisional clash. The 29-year-old isn't the concern of fantasy gamers, though, as he's notched just five points through 34 games this season.
Savard (illness) will not dress Saturday against the Devils, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Savard was listed in Columbus' projected lineup for Saturday night's affair but will miss the contest with the same illness that kept him from playing in the Blue Jackets' last game. He'll hope to be healthy enough to dress Tuesday versus the Islanders.
Savard (illness) is expected to suit up Saturday versus New Jersey, NHL.com's Craig Merz reports.
Savard missed Thursday's game versus Los Angeles with an illness, but all signs point to him returning Saturday. With only five assists in 34 games this season, the 29-year-old blueliner's presence will do little to alter fantasy fortunes.
Savard will miss Thursday's game against the Kings due to an illness.
Savard is headed for his first absence of the season Thursday and it's expected to result in Gabriel Carlsson drawing in for the first time this season. Considering Savard has collected just five points (all assists) and owns a plus-1 rating on the year, there shouldn't be a huge fantasy shakeup with the swap.
Savard collected an assist and a game-high seven hits in Friday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.
It was a chippy game, which suits Savard's playing style fairly well. He got on the scoresheet with an assist on the empty-net goal by Gustav Nyquist. Savard only has four assists in 25 games, but he's added 50 hits and 47 blocked shots as well. His physical presence and defensive responsibility makes Savard a staple in coach John Tortorella's lineup.
Savard has two assists, a minus-2 rating, four PIM, 19 shots, 30 hits and 33 blocked shots through 17 games.
As per usual, the veteran defenseman isn't offering much fantasy value in traditional formats, but his physical play and willingness to get in front of pucks gives him some utility in leagues that score categories beyond just points. Savard's plus-minus could also pick up as the season progresses if the Jackets as a whole can tighten up their play -- he's a combined plus-54 over the last three seasons, and hasn't finished in the red since 2015-16.
Savard set up two goals in the 4-3 overtime victory over Carolina on Thursday night.
He also had six blocks. These were Savard's first points of the season. He's not much of a fantasy factor -- his career-best 36-point season happened five years ago. But this was a sweet on-ice performance.
Savard has yet to score a point through six games this season.
The veteran isn't a key part of the Columbus blue line for his offense, though -- Savard has laid at least two hits in every game and has dished 15 in total, putting him well on pace for his seventh straight season with triple digits in that category. His minus-4 rating is a little concerning, but Savard was a plus-1 in Wednesday's win over the Stars and his fortunes should improve as the 3-3-0 Jackets finds their footing.
Savard recorded a game-high six blocked shots while adding one shot, one hit and a plus-1 rating in Friday's 5-1 win over the Lightning in Game 2 of their first-round series.
While the veteran blueliner didn't make an impact at the offensive end, he was a huge part of a shutdown defensive effort by the Jackets in front of Sergei Bobrovsky. Savard tied with his partner Markus Nutivaara to lead all skaters in even-strength ice time at 21:41, and the duo should continue to draw a heavy workload as the series shifts to Columbus on Sunday, with the Jackets shockingly up 2-0.
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|02/18||vs NSH||W 3-0||0||0||0||+1||17:18|
|02/15||@ CAR||L 3-7||0||0||0||-3||16:51|
|02/13||@ CHI||L 2-3 (OT)||0||0||0||0||17:40|
|02/11||@ CHI||W 6-5||0||0||0||0||16:11|
|02/08||vs CAR||W 3-2||0||0||0||+1||25:08|
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