David Savard is about to make a comeback

David Savard is about to make a comeback

Defenseman David Savard resumed regular practice with his Montreal Canadiens teammates Monday in Nashville, moving one step closer to a return to the game.

After wearing a jersey that excluded contact in Washington on Saturday, Savard was able to take part in regular exercises again. He has not played against the Edmonton Oilers since December 3 with an upper-body injury.

The Canadiens have a date with the Predators Tuesday night as they try to break a five-game losing streak. Since the holiday break, Martin St-Louis’ team has lost their three duels with an aggregate score of 20 to 5.

The Predators are also struggling, having won just three of their last 10 games.

Guhle in the stands

Young defender Kaiden Guhle was in the stands. He was wearing a knee brace.

The rookie was injured in the third period of Thursday’s game against the Florida Panthers. As he tried to stop Aleksander Barkov behind the net, he saw his rival fall on his twisted leg. The defender did not finish the duel, lost 7 to 2.

Guhle has two goals and 12 assists for 14 points in 36 games this year.