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58 David Savard D

Tampa Bay Lightning

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
5%4%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
156-272419:51

Player Updates

July 8, 2021 12:00 AM
Lightning's David Savard: Sets up lone goal in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard posted an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Canadiens in Game 5.

Savard set up Ross Colton for the game's only goal at 13:27 of the second period. That pair of players were the only new members of the Lightning that didn't play for last year's championship team to suit up in Wednesday's Cup-clinching win. Savard finished the playoffs with five assists, 47 hits, 19 blocked shots and 18 shots on net in a third-pairing role. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

July 2, 2021 11:52 PM
Lightning's David Savard: Bags helper in Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard registered an assist, three blocked shots, two hits and two shots on goal in Friday's 6-3 win over the Canadiens in Game 3.

The 30-year-old blueliner had the secondary helper on Tyler Johnson's second-period tally, which stood as the game-winner. Savard is not known for his offense -- he has only four assists to go with 18 blocked shots and 45 hits through 18 playoff outings. The Quebec native has mainly worked in a third-pairing role.

June 21, 2021 11:48 PM
Lightning's David Savard: Chips in with pair of assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard tallied two assists and added a pair of hits in an 8-0 victory over the Islanders in Game 5 on Monday.

Savard enjoyed his first multi-point performance since February, drawing assists on goals by Alex Killorn and Ondrej Palat. He logged 21:40 of ice time, which trailed only defense partner Mikhail Sergachev (24:00) among Tampa Bay skaters, and had a plus-2 rating. Savard has three assists in 13 playoff contests.

June 5, 2021 03:44 PM
Lightning's David Savard: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard (upper body) will return to the lineup for Saturday's Game 4 versus Carolina, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

Savard is expected to return to a bottom-pairing role following his three-game absence. The veteran blueliner has gone scoreless while posting a minus-1 rating through six contests this postseason.

June 3, 2021 11:36 AM
Lightning's David Savard: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard (upper body) isn't expected to play in Thursday's Game 3 versus the Hurricanes, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.

Savard will miss a third straight contest with his upper-body injury. The veteran blueliner has gone scoreless while posting a minus-1 rating through six games this postseason.

June 1, 2021 06:16 PM
Lightning's David Savard: Remains out for Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard (upper body) won't play Tuesday's Game 2 at Carolina, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

Savard reportedly skated in some capacity at morning skate Tuesday, but he's evidently not in good enough shape to slot back into the lineup. He'll likely be spelled on the back end for the second straight game by veteran Luke Schenn.

May 30, 2021 04:48 PM
Lightning's David Savard: Won't play Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard is dealing with an upper-body injury and will not play Game 1 on Sunday against Carolina.

Savard suited up for all six games against Florida in Round 1, and there was no previous indication of an injury prior to pregame warmups. Nonetheless, he'll be replaced on the back end by Luke Schenn.

May 18, 2021 11:36 PM
Lightning's David Savard: First helper with new team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard notched an assist, four hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Panthers in Game 2.

Savard had a minus-10 rating, 22 shots on goal, 41 hits and 21 blocked shots in 15 regular-season games after he was dealt from the Blue Jackets to the Lightning at the trade deadline. The 30-year-old blueliner finally notched his first point with the Lightning on Steven Stamkos' first-period marker. Savard's presence on the ice is as a defender first and foremost -- he'll likely provide solid totals in hits and blocked shots, but his offense isn't expected to be game-changing.

April 29, 2021 11:48 AM
Lightning's David Savard: Back at it
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard (lower body) will return to Tampa Bay's lineup for Thursday's game versus Dallas, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.

Savard is expected to skate on the Lightning's second pairing Thursday. He's gone scoreless through seven games since being traded to Tampa Bay on April 10.

April 28, 2021 07:48 AM
Lightning's David Savard: Expected back Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard (lower body) was held out of the lineup Tuesday for precautionary reasons and he should be able to return Thursday versus the Stars, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

The Lightning have the luxury of taking things cautiously with injuries given their position in the standings. Savard would likely resume a top-four role if he can return Thursday -- fantasy managers should double-check on his status prior to that contest.

April 27, 2021 07:36 PM
Lightning's David Savard: Sitting out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard (lower body) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Blackhawks, Lightning Radio Network reports.

Savard's absence won't affect fantasy managers much, as the 30-year-old blueliner has produced just six points through 47 games. He's considered day-to-day, and Cal Foote will fill in on the blue line for the time being.

April 10, 2021 08:32 PM
Lightning's David Savard: Traded to Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard has been traded to the Lightning, reports Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca.

Details are pending and NESN broadcasters during the afternoon Flyers-Bruins' game suggested a top pick might be in play. More information will come as it becomes available. Savard immediately toughens up the Bolts' blue line, and while his fantasy value is limited, he's a pillar on the ice and will be a key cog in another Cup run for Tampa.

April 8, 2021 11:48 PM
Blue Jackets' David Savard: Being held out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard won't be in the lineup against Tampa Bay on Thursday as a precaution.

Savard will likely generate plenty of interest on the trade market, which is why the team doesn't want to risk him getting hurt. While a shutdown defenseman of Savard's level will no doubt help a Cup contender, he won't offer much in the way of fantasy value considering he has registered one point in his last 16 contests.

March 30, 2021 10:32 PM
Blue Jackets' David Savard: First goal in two years
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard scored a goal and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.

Savard scored for the first time since the 2018-19 campaign -- he went 107 games between tallies after coming up empty in 68 contests last year. The 30-year-old Savard hasn't exactly been a fountain of offense in 2020-21, as he has just six points through 36 appearances. The Quebec native has added 81 blocked shots, 80 hits, 24 PIM and 43 shots on net in a primarily defensive role.

March 5, 2021 12:01 AM
Blue Jackets' David Savard: Nabs helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Savard produced an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Stars.

Savard's secondary helper on a Boone Jenner goal in the second period ended the former's 10-game point drought. The 30-year-old Savard isn't know for big scoring numbers. He has five helpers, 62 hits, 51 blocked shots and a minus-5 rating through 24 contests while working as a more defensive presence on the second pairing.

February 23, 2021 10:52 PM
Blue Jackets' David Savard: Good to go Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 20, 2021 10:48 AM
Blue Jackets' David Savard: Sidelined against Preds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 8, 2021 01:12 AM
Blue Jackets' David Savard: Two assists in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 19, 2021 11:32 PM
Blue Jackets' David Savard: Supplies helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 8, 2020 11:28 AM
Blue Jackets' David Savard: Assists in consecutive outings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
07/07vs MONW 1-0011+19:05
07/05@ MONL 2-3 (OT)000-111:11
07/02@ MONW 6-3011012:29
06/30vs MONW 3-1000011:07
06/28vs MONW 5-1000015:40
06/25vs NYIW 1-0000014:21
06/23@ NYIL 2-3 (OT)000-116:55
Fantasy Points By Week
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21TB54156-2700100
2019-20CLB681111-300000
2018-19CBJ82816241900100
2017-18CBJ8141216200000
2016-17CBJ74617233300000
2015-16CBJ6542125-710000
2014-15CBJ82112536030310
2013-14CBJ7051015210110
2012-13CBJ4000-300000
2011-12CBJ312810010000
Total611411251661660620
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21TB54691.419:5013217.08102.48240012
2019-20CLB68970.020:41176014.47124.73351110
2018-19CBJ821246.519:4320836:37140:11360018
2017-18CBJ811452.819:22198414:22179:12320016
2016-17CBJ741354.421:49205615:26181:40440021
2015-16CBJ651223.323:101753138:21189:54451115
2014-15CBJ821129.822:562165159:57235:17711032
2013-14CBJ70637.917:49140140:5194:07280014
2012-13CBJ410.013:00680:202:510000
2011-12CBJ31345.916:3262171:435:4016008
Total6119024.520:2515212469:101255:2833132146
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/229
Birthdate:
10/22/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
St. Hyacinthe, PQ
Team:
Tampa Bay Lightning
School:

NHL Experience:
9