David Savard has been notified he's been traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli reported.

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reported earlier a trade between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning was likely, with TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun adding the Blue Jackets could be getting a first-round pick in return.

Savard has spent the past 10 seasons with the Blue Jackets and has one goal and five assists in 40 games so far this season.