Canadiens defenceman David Savard out eight weeks with ankle injury

Montreal Canadiens' Davard Savard stretches before a game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Montreal, Thursday, December 16, 2021. (CP/file)

Montreal Canadiens defenceman David Savard will miss the next eight weeks with what the club is calling an injury to his right ankle.

The club made the announcement after Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

Savard has one goal and eight assists for nine points in 42 games. He is also minus-17 and averages 20:43 in ice time per game.

The Canadiens (8-28-7) are currently last in the league with 23 points.

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