Blue Jackets, Savard agree to one-year deal

Updated: July 15, 2013, 5:33 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman David Savard to a one-year, two-way contract.

General manager Jarmo Kekalainen made the announcement on Monday, and the deal is structured for easier transactions between the NHL and Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.

A third-round choice of the Blue Jackets in 2009, Savard, 22, has appeared in 35 games, registering 10 points and 16 penalty minutes for the Blue Jackets. Last season, he ...

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