David Savard of the Montreal Canadiens will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury
There is yet another injury in a season to forget for the Montreal Canadiens.
The Canadiens have announced that defenseman David Savard will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Although « rest of the season » usually means it’s a significant injury with long-term recovery, with just a few weeks left in the regular season, it could very well be nothing too serious and the Canadians take the necessary precautions in the event of defeat. season to rest Savard and let him return healthy next season.
Savard hasn’t played since Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers where he was injured. He had been day to day as they uncovered the details of the injury, but has now confirmed he will miss the final five games of the season for the Canadiens.
Savard will finish the season with 3 goals, 17 assists and 20 points in 62 games, three points more than his first season with the Canadiens in 2021-2022, also in 62 games. It is the first time since 2018-19 that he has reached the 20-point mark.
Savard was a fourth-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2009, where he spent 10 career seasons before being traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2021 at the trade deadline and winning a Stanley Cup with the Bolts. He’s in the second year of a four-year, $3.5 million cap he signed with the Canadiens in free agency after winning the playoffs.
Savard joins a long list of Habs regulars who are expected to miss the rest of the season, including Juraj Slafkovsky, Cole Caufield, Arber Xhekaj, Christian Dvorak, Kaiden Guhle, Josh Anderson and Sean Monahan. However, with a 30-41-6 record and no chance of making the playoffs, most of them are probably cautious to prepare them for next season.