The 27-year-old Joudrey, signed as a free agent last summer after spending the previous five years in the Washington organization, has seven goals and eight assists in 42 games with Springfield this season. He was the Capitals' fifth pick and 249th overall in the 2003 draft.
Savard has five assists and 10 penalty minutes in 15 games with the Blue Jackets this season. Columbus' third pick and 94th overall in the 2009 draft, he also has three goals and 11 assists with Springfield.
He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.
— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers