News:David Savard has been recalled from AHL Springfield, the Blue Jackets' official site reports.
Analysis:David Savard, who has recorded a 5-26-31 line with 40 penalty minutes in 60 games with Springfield to date, gets the call from the big club, with fellow blueliner Adrian Aucoin currently banged up.
News:David Savard was assigned to AHL Springfield on Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: The Blue Jackets made the move with the expectation that James Wisniewski (concussion) expected to return to the lineup Sunday. David Savard appeared in three games during his stint with the Blue Jackets, scoring no points and accruing a minus-3 rating.
News:David Savard, a healthy scratch through the first seven games of the season, will probably suit up on Thursday after both Nikita Nikitin and Adrian Aucoin suffered injuries in Tuesday's loss to the Wild.
Analysis: He could take Nikitin's spot on the second power play unit as well, but don't expect much fantasy return from David Savard given how inept the Blue Jackets' offense has been so far.
News:David Savard was in the press box for Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Predators.
Analysis: John Moore got the nod as the Blue Jackets' sixth defenseman. Moore isn't a lock to retain that spot, but David Savard may have to wait for an injury to get his chance at regular action.
News:David Savard was recalled from Springfield of the AHL and skated with John Moore on the fourth defensmen pairing in Monday's scrimmage, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis:David Savard had three goals and 18 points in 34 games with Springfield during the lockout. It looks like he could win a spot on the NHL roster. If not, he may shuttle back and forth between the minors and Columbus.
News:David Savard was assigned to the AHL on Saturday, BlueJackets.NHL.com reports.
Analysis:David Savard has been cold lately, totaling four points in his last 14 games. Hopefully an AHL stint will sharpen him up a bit.
News:David Savard grabbed a goal and an assist in Tuesday's win over San Jose, ending a six-game scoring drought.
Analysis:David Savard had been invisible the last six games for Columbus, but was active in Tuesday's win. He has an offensive flair to his game and can be an impact player for the Sport Coats in the future, but he is more potential than production at this point of his career.
News: Columbus has recalled David Savard from AHL Springfield, the Blue Jackets' official site reports.
Analysis: This move may suggest that Jeff Carter (shoulder) is not yet ready to return. David Savard has five assists in 15 games played for the Blue Jackets this year.
News: The Blue Jackets assigned David Savard to AHL Springfield on Friday, according to the Blue Jackets' official website.
Analysis:David Savard appeared in eight of the Blue Jackets' last nine games, but he will head back to Springfield to open up a roster spot for recently-signed Brett Lebda. Savard has appeared in 15 total games for the Blue Jackets this season, so don't be surprised to see him back with the club later this season.
News: The Blue Jackets recalled David Savard from AHL Springfield on Saturday, according to the team's official Twitter page.
Analysis:David Savard appeared in seven games with the Blue Jackets earlier this season and recorded two assists and six PIMs. His status for Saturday's game will likely hinge on whether or not Nikita Nikitin (illness) is able to play.
News: The Blue Jackets sent David Savard back to AHL Springfield on Friday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Maksim Mayorov will join David Savard in Springfield, and Matt Calvert will be recalled. In seven games this season Savard has two points (assists). The 21-year-old defenseman could return to Columbus at some point if there is an injury or suspension.
News: The Blue Jackets recalled David Savard from AHL Springfield on Thursday, according to the team's official Twitter page.
Analysis:David Savard made a quick trip to Springfield to play in Wednesday's game, but he will be back with the Blue Jackets for Thursday's game against the Sabres.
News:David Savard was sent to AHL Springfield to play in Wednesday night's game, but he'll be recalled Thursday when the Blue Jackets play the Sabres, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: With Radek Martinek and Marc Methot both hurt the Jackets' blue line needs warm bodies, and since David Savard had been a healthy scratch since last Friday, the club wanted him to shake off any rust down in Springfield.
News:David Savard, and not John Moore, was a healthy scratch Tuesday as James Wisniewski joined the lineup following his suspension.
Analysis: Once Marc Methot gets healthy someone will likely be sent down to AHL Springfield, and right now it's anybody's guess whether David Savard or Moore will get the tap on the shoulder.
News:David Savard picked up a power-play assist Saturday, his first point in the NHL.
Analysis: James Wisniewski is back in three games but David Savard seems to have done enough to stay on the roster when the Blue Jackets' big blue line gun does return. The rookie's played in all five games so far and is only a minus-1 on a winless club, although there's always a chance Savard could see the same 'rescue' demotion that Cam Atkinson did.
News:David Savard practiced alongside Fedor Tyutin on the Blue Jackets' first power play unit on Monday, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: That assignment will last only as long as James Wisniewski is suspended, but it does give David Savard a leg up in securing a spot on the roster once Wisniewski returns.
News: James Wisniewski's eight-game suspension opens the door for David Savard to begin the season on the NHL roster.
Analysis: He was in the hunt for the seventh defenseman spot anyway, but the Jackets suddenly have a need for someone to contribute on the power play while Wisniewski is sidelined and David Savard fits that bill better than John Moore, Nick Holden or the other bubble candidates. He's still a better keeper league asset than a player who will pay immediate dividends, but Savard could get a chance to prove he belongs in the NHL sooner than expected.