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Detroit brings back Pickard

Goaltender has won seven of nine games with Grand Rapids

by Kyle Kujawa /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today recalled goaltender Calvin Pickard from the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins under emergency conditions and assigned goaltender Kaden Fulcher to the ECHL's Toledo Walleye.

Pickard has played 26 games for Grand Rapids this season and owns a 14-9-3 record, 2.87 goals-against average, 0.903 save percentage and two shutouts. Pickard recently won AHL Player of the Week on Jan. 13 prior to being recalled by Detroit and is 7-2-0 in his last nine appearances for the Griffins. Pickard, 27, made his Red Wings debut on Nov. 29 at Philadelphia, which marked the first of his three NHL appearances this season. Over parts of six NHL seasons, Pickard has a 32-52-9 record, 3.00 goal-against average, 0.905 save percentage and four shutouts with the Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs, Flyers, Arizona Coyotes and Red Wings. He has also appeared in 224 career AHL games since 2011-12 with the Lake Erie Monsters, San Antonio Rampage, Toronto Marlies, Tucson Roadrunners and Griffins, posting a 107-80-18 record, 2.64 goals-against average, 0.913 save percentage and 14 shutouts. Pickard also won a 2018 Calder Cup championship with Toronto.

Fulcher, 21, has been limited to two games for the Walleye this season due to injury and has appeared in 30 games with the team over his two professional campaigns, showing a 15-9-6 record, 3.17 goals-against average, 0.894 save percentage and one shutout. Fulcher was also one of an NHL-high 10 players to make his NHL debut for the Red Wings during the 2018-19 season after entering the team's season finale in relief on April 6, 2019 vs. Buffalo to make nine saves on 11 shots. Originally signed by the Red Wings as an undrafted free agent on Oct. 3, 2017, Fulcher was a 2018 Ontario Hockey League champion with the Hamilton Bulldogs and posted a 57-44-13 record, 3.19 goals-against average, 0.893 save percentage and five shutouts in 115 OHL games from 2015-18.

Calvin Pickard, Goalie

Born Apr 15 1992 -- Moncton, NB

Height 6.01 -- Weight 208 -- Catches L

Selected by Colorado Avalanche round 2 #49 overall 2010 NHL Entry Draft

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