Montreal Canadiens defenseman David Savard is out six-to-eight weeks due to a fractured hand, the team announced Tuesday.
Savard logged 16:54 and had an assist in Monday’s win against the Buffalo Sabres. He exited the contest and didn’t return after a remarkable shift on the penalty kill in which he blocked multiple shots despite losing a skate blade.
The 33-year-old hasn’t played a full season since 2018-19 with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He’s missed 40 games over the past two years since signing with the Canadiens in 2021.
Montreal is already without Kirby Dach for the remainder of the 2023-24 campaign after he tore his right ACL and MCL.
The team recalled blue-liner Gustav Lindstrom on an emergency basis on Tuesday.