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Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Needed in relief Wednesday
Pickard allowed three goals on 21 shots in Wednesday's 8-5 loss to the Blackhawks.
Alex Nedeljkovic was ineffective in the first period, and Pickard played the final two frames. The Red Wings' offense did enough to get their starter off the hook for the loss, leaving Pickard with the result in his 2021-22 debut. The 29-year-old netminder is likely to stay with the big club only until Thomas Greiss clears the COVID-19 protocols. It's unclear if Pickard will draw another appearance at the NHL level this season.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: On NHL roster
The Red Wings recalled Pickard from AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old will back up Alex Nedeljkovic while Thomas Greiss (COVID-19) remains unavailable. Pickard has yet to appear in a game this season after playing six times for Detroit last season.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Shuffled to minors
Pickard was demoted to AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday, according to CBS Sports.
Pickard has served as the backup behind Alex Nedeljkovic lately with Thomas Greiss stuck in COVID-19 protocols. The veteran netminder could be back with Detroit on Wednesday if Greiss is still unavailable.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Recalled to active roster
Pickard was recalled from the taxi squad to the active roster Friday.
Pickard could make his first appearance of the season as soon as Friday's contest against Dallas. The 28-year-old has posted a 13-8-4 record with a 2.34 GAA and a .929 save percentage for AHL Grand Rapids this season. Pickard will likely serve as a backup Alex Nedeljkovic in Thomas Greiss' (COVID-19 protocols) absence.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Assigned to taxi squad
Pickard was reassigned to the taxi squad Thursday.
Although Pickard will head to the taxi squad for now, he'll likely be back on the active roster ahead of Friday's matchup with Dallas. He has yet to appear in an NHL contest this season.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Recalled Monday
Pickard was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids ahead of Monday's afternoon contest in Buffalo.
With fellow netminder Thomas Greiss having been placed in COVID-19 protocols in a corresponding move, look for Pickard to dress as the backup behind Alex Nedeljkovic for Monday's matinee.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Promoted to taxi squad
Pickard was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids to the taxi squad Sunday.
Pickard hasn't suited up for an NHL game this season. He's posted a strong 2.31 GAA and .930 save percentage through 25 AHL appearances.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Back to minors
Pickard was reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday, per CapFriendly.
Pickard backed up Thomas Greiss in Saturday's game versus the Devils, but the Red Wings paused their schedule Sunday. As such, Pickard's presence is no longer needed with the big club at this time.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Recalled by big club
Pickard was recalled by the Red Wings on Saturday.
Alex Nedeljkovic has entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, so Pickard will be on hand for Saturday's matchup with the Devils. Pickard's played well in the minors this season, going 9-7-2 while posting an admirable .926 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Waived for assignment
Pickard was placed on waivers Saturday in order to demote him to AHL Grand Rapids, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Pickard was never going to make the Opening Night roster unless there was an injury to Alex Nedeljkovic or Thomas Greiss. The 29-year-old netminder is unlikely to draw much interest on the waiver wire and will link up with the Griffins for the majority of the upcoming campaign.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Re-signs with Detroit
Pickard signed a one-year contract extension with Detroit on Wednesday.
Pickard appeared in six games with the Red Wings last season, going 2-1-1 while posting a sub-par 3.16 GAA and .874 save percentage. The 29-year-old netminder will likely bounce between the NHL and AHL in 2021-22, being deployed sparingly by the big club if and when injuries strike.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Sent to AHL
Pickard was reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids on Monday.
Pickard has cleared waivers and will report to the Red Wings' minor-league affiliate. He will be a free agent this offseason and may have played his last game with the organization.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Waived by Wings
Pickard has been placed on waivers by the Red Wings, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Detroit's season is done and Pickard is set to become an unrestricted free agent. He went 2-1-1 with a 3.16 GAA and .874 save percentage in six appearances for the Red Wings in 2020-21.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Rough night in road loss
Pickard gave up five goals on 36 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to Columbus on Saturday.
Pickard had trouble coming up with the proverbial big save in a back-and-forth contest that saw four different lead changes during regulation time. Max Domi's wrister from the slot with 21 seconds left in overtime secured the win for Columbus and evened Pickard's record at 2-2-1 on the year. Pickard has allowed eight goals over his last two starts.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Gets another crack at Columbus
Pickard will start Saturday's season finale against the Blue Jackets, Jeff Svoboda of Jackets Insider reports.
Pickard has gone 2-1-0 at the NHL level this season, and both wins have come against Columbus. He'll look to add to his success against the Blue Jackets after being promoted from the taxi squad earlier in the day.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Promoted to active roster
Pickard has been promoted to the Red Wings' active roster.
The Red Wings have yet to announce a starter, but there's a chance Pickard will be between the pipes for Saturday's regular-season finale versus Columbus.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Shifts to taxi squad
Pickard was assigned to the taxi squad Thursday.
Jonathan Bernier and Thomas Greiss are both healthy, so Pickard will go back to the taxi squad for now. The 28-year-old has been inconsistent for the Red Wings this season, and he's accrued an .879 save percentage and a 2.76 GAA this season. Pickard will practice and travel with the big club for the time being.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Given early exit
Pickard allowed three goals on eight shots before being pulled in the first period of Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Panthers.
Pickard was beaten three times in the game's first 12:25 and was replaced by Thomas Greiss. It was a disappointing outing by Pickard, who was coming off back-to-back wins over Columbus in which he had stopped a combined 37 of 39 shots. The loss was his first of the season, dropping him to 2-1-0 with a 2.76 GAA and .879 save percentage in five appearances.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Calvin Pickard: Between pipes Tuesday
Pickard will guard the road goal in Tuesday's game versus the Panthers, Doug Plagens of the Panthers Radio Network reports.
The Red Wings have yet to string together three straight wins this season. Pickard won back-to-back games over the weekend while recording a .949 save percentage, so he'll get a chance to accomplish the feat. It won't come easy, though. The Panthers rank ninth in the league with 3.26 goals per game, though they'll be without star center Aleksander Barkov (lower body).... See More ... See Less
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