The Predators signed McCollum to a one-year contract on Tuesday and placed him on waivers with the intention of sending him to the minors.
McCollum's two-way deal will earn him $650,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 in the minors and extends through the end of the season. For the time being, McCollum will serve as organizational depth at the position, though he could be a candidate for recall down the road should either Pekka Rinne or Juuse Saros be unavailable. The 29-year-old netminder has appeared in 26 games for AHL Milwaukee this season, posting an .895 save percentage and a 2.77 GAA over that span.
McCollum was sent back to AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.
McCollum was simply up with the NHL club to provide depth while Jared Coreau dealt with an illness, but his demotion likely signifies Coreau's return to health for Thursday's matchup versus the Canadiens. The 28-year-old McCollum has never developed into the force in net that the Red Wings hoped after selecting him 30th overall during the 2008 NHL draft, spending nearly all of his career thus far in the AHL. Unless something changes rapidly, he may wind up serving as a career organizational depth goalie.
McCollum has been called up from the minors and will dress as the backup for Tuesday night's road game against the Blue Jackets, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
McCollum was summoned to the parent club in the wake of news that Jared Coreau is dealing with the flu. The 28-year-old goalie has only appeared in three games for Detroit since the club selected him in the first round (30th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft -- he shouldn't see game action unless it's an emergency situation.
McCollum was waived by the Red Wings on Saturday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
He's a 27-year-old goalie with only three NHL games under his belt. There's no fantasy value here at all.
McCollum was traded back to the Red Wings organization Saturday, with a conditional draft pick awarded to the Flames, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
The Flames had actually loaned the minor-league tender to AHL Charlotte last March, which goes to show that he wasn't needed by a Calgary team that's been busy grooming a top goalie prospect in Jon Gillies. As for McCollum, Detroit selected him with the 30th overall pick in the 2008 draft, but he's played in just three NHL games to date and hasn't had the pleasure of doing so since the 2014-15 campaign.
McCollum was loaned to AHL Charlotte -- via Stockton -- on Wednesday.
Charlotte is associated with the NHL's Hurricanes. While McCollum's star eventually faded after the Red Wings selected him in the first round of the 2008 draft -- he only appeared in three games at hockey's highest level -- he has extensive experience in the AHL and ECHL. He'll be joining system vets Michael Leighton and Daniel Altshuller in Charlotte.
McCollum signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Flames on Saturday, beat writer Dhiren Mahiban reports.
McCollum is a former Red Wings prospect who played extensively for their minor-league affiliate in Grand Rapids. Despite getting drafted with the 30th overall pick in 2008, the New York native has only made his way into three NHL games to date. He'll presumably be an emergency replacement for a Flames club that previously lacked depth between the pipes.
The Red Wings re-signed McCollum to a one-year contract Wednesday, the team's official site reports.The 25-year-old McCollum -- who saw action in two games with the big club in 2014-15 -- appeared in 37 contests for AHL Grand Rapids last season, recording a 19-11-7 record, to go along with a 2.40 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage. He'll reprise his role as a depth goalie for the Wings' organization.
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