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Canadiens D Savard out vs Panthers with LBI

Montreal Canadiens David Savard - Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens defenceman David Savard is out for Thursday's game against the Florida Panthers with a lower-body injury, the team announced on Thursday.

Savard played 21:59 in Tuesday's loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Johnathan Kovacevic will enter the lineup.

The 32-year-old has played 62 games this season, recording three goals and 17 assists. The St. Hyacinthe, Que., native is in his second season with the Canadiens after signing a four-year, $14 million contract with the club in 2021. He has tallied six goals and 37 points in 124 games with Montreal.