Pickard was assigned to the Red Wings' taxi squad Tuesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Pickard only started one game for the Red Wings last year, but he'll be available in a pinch, as his taxi-squad designation means he'll be able to practice and travel with the NHL regulars.
Pickard was waived by the Red Wings on Monday, Max Bultman of The Athletic Detroit reports.
Pickard was a full-time backstop with the Avalanche back in 2016-17, but he's struggled to carve out any meaningful time in the NHL ever since his final year in Colorado. He'll likely serve as an emergency call-up option in the event that he clears waivers.
The Red Wings recalled Pickard from his loan with the Vienna Capitals (Austria) on Sunday.
Pickard will battle for a spot on the 23-man roster during training camp. Jonathan Bernier and Thomas Greiss are locked into the top two spots. Pickard is likely the favorite for the No. 3 spot, although Kevin Boyle could compete for that job as well.
Pickard will start the 2020-21 season on loan with the Vienna Capitals (Austria).
Pickard saw action in three games for the Red Wings this past season, in which he went 0-2-0 with a 5.45 GAA, not exactly the type of performance that will earn the netminder additional looks from the NHL club. Whenever the AHL season kicks off, Pickard should make his way back to North America.
Pickard was sent down to AHL Grand Rapids on Saturday.
Pickard returns to the minors, where he holds a 14-9-3 record across 26 appearances this season. He last appeared in a game for the Red Wings on Jan. 14, in relief of Jimmy Howard. Pickard allowed five goals on 19 shots in that one.
Pickard was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids under emergency conditions Sunday.
Pickard assumes the spot of recent callup Kaden Fulcher, who was sent to ECHL Toledo in a related move Sunday. It's likely that Pickard will assume backup duties for Friday's game against the Rangers with Jonathan Bernier (lower body) dealing with injury. Pickard has gone 0-2-0 along with a 5.45 GAA and .797 save percentage in three appearances at the NHL level this season.
Detroit assigned Pickard to AHL Grand Rapids on Thursday.
The Red Wings are off until Jan. 31 against the Rangers, so Pickard will head to the minors to continue playing during the All-Star break. He'll be back with the big club following the NHL's week-long hiatus.
Pickard made 14 saves on 19 shots in an 8-2 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday.
Pickard only recently joined the Red Wings, called up from the minors Jan. 12, and was shelled in 52+ minutes of action against the Islanders. His record at the top level remains at 0-2-0, but Pickard's save percentage is now .797, following five goals against Tuesday night. He, and every other Red Wings goaltender, cannot be trusted in fantasy.
The Red Wings recalled Pickard on an emergency basis Sunday from AHL Grand Rapids.
It's unclear whether goaltenders Jonathan Bernier and Jimmy Howard will miss Sunday's game against Buffalo, but Pickard was added to the roster. The 27-year-old has made 24 appearances for AHL Grand Rapids this season and owns a 13-8-3 record along with a 2.90 GAA and .902 save percentage.
Pickard was demoted to AHL Grand Rapids on Monday.
Pickard became expendable with Jonathan Bernier and Jimmy Howard both healthy again. Barring an additional injury, Pickard figures to close out the 2019-20 campaign in the minors where he has posted a 9-7-3 record and .893 save percentage.
The Red Wings recalled Pickard from AHL Grand Rapids on Friday.
Jonathan Bernier is dealing with a groin injury, so Pickard will likely back up Jimmy Howard against the Panthers on Saturday. The 27-year-old will return to the minors as soon as Bernier is ready to return.
Detroit sent Pickard to the minors Monday.
Pickard will be back with the big club for Saturday's matchup with Florida if Jonathan Bernier (groin) is unavailable, but for now, he'll head to the AHL to keep playing during the NHL's holiday break.
Pickard made 16 saves on 20 shots in relief Saturday in a 4-1 loss to Toronto.
He was thrust into the blue paint when Jonathan Bernier pulled a groin muscle just three shots into the game. Pickard didn't get much offensive support on the night and will return to the back-up role next game.
The Red Wings recalled Pickard from AHL Grand Rapids on Thursday.
Jimmy Howard (groin) is still in the minors on a conditioning loan, so Pickard will back up Jonathan Bernier on Saturday against Toronto. The 27-year-old netminder will return to Grand Rapids as soon as Howard is recalled from the AHL.
The Red Wings assigned Pickard to AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday.
It was an ugly Red Wings debut for the 27-year-old Friday, as he was torched to the tune of six goals on 35 shots against the Flyers. Pickard's reassignment likely clears the way for Jimmy Howard's (lower body) return off injured reserve in the coming days.
Pickard permitted five goals on 29 shots in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Flyers.
Pickard's debut with the Red Wings couldn't have gone much worse, and the fact that this performance came against one of his former teams makes the loss particularly painful for the third-string goalie. We wouldn't trust any Detroit goalies for wins since the Eastern Conference club has added just two goals through four games.
Pickard will make his Red Wings debut in Friday's game against the Flyers, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
Pickard is getting the first game of Detroit's back-to-back with Jimmy Howard (lower body) unavailable. He's familiar with the Flyers, for whom Pickard made 11 appearances last season. The 27-year-old owns a career 2.93 GAA and .908 save percentage.
Pickard will be called up from AHL Grand Rapids prior to Friday's game versus the Flyers, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Jimmy Howard (lower body) was injured in Wednesday's contest versus the Maple Leafs. Jonathan Bernier, who is battling an illness, relieved Howard. Pickard's promotion will see him serve as a backup option should Bernier be unable to play over the weekend (Friday in Philadelphia, Saturday versus Washington).
Pickard signed a two-year contract with the Red Wings on Monday.
Detroit does not have any goalies -- including non-roster types -- under contract beyond the 2021-22 campaign, which means Pickard has a shot at countering his journeyman ways and finding a sense of continuity with one team. But then again, the Wings count as the sixth NHL club he's been associated with since his career began with the Avalanche five years ago, so there are no guarantees. Pickard owns a career 2.93 GAA and .908 save percentage through 104 career contests.
Pickard is expected to sign a deal with Detroit when free agency opens up, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
Since the start of the 2016-17 campaign, Pickard has suited up for four different NHL teams, most recently the Coyotes last season. He owns a .908 save percentage and 2.93 GAA across 104 NHL appearances. Should he sign with Detroit, he'll compete with Jonathan Bernier and Jimmy Howard for playing time.