Columbus Blue Jackets assign defender David Savard to AHL Springfield Falcons

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenceman David Savard to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.

General manager Scott Howson announced the move on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old Savard has two assists and six penalty minutes in seven games with the Blue Jackets this season. He made his NHL debut against Nashville on Oct. 7 and recorded his first NHL point at Dallas on Oct, 15. In 2010-11, he played his first professional season with Springfield and had 11 goals and 32 assists with 18 penalty minutes in 72 games.

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The Quebec native was the Blue Jackets’ third pick, 94th overall, in the 2009 draft.