Oilers place Calvin Pickard on waiver for assignment to Bakersfield Condors
This morning, the Edmonton Oilers announced via their social media channels that the team has placed (G) Calvin Pickard on a waiver for assignment to the Bakersfield Condors.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 6, 2022
Brought to town as an insurance policy in case anything happens with Jack Campbell and Stuart Skinner, Calvin Pickard is a guy who’s been around for a long time and can handle the role if needed. So far in pre-season, at least in my eyes, Pickard has looked like a solid third option as he’s been able to hold the ship steady in every appearance, often making huge saves at key moments. And if I’m being honest, knowing that we have a capable third option there on our depth chart is incredibly reassuring because we know that at some point we’re going to need him. The tricky part, of course, will be whether he clears waivers or not, as the Oilers have been burned with this process and their third front guard. Do you remember Anton Forsberg?
In 116 NHL games played, Pickard has a 35-54-10 record to go along with four shutouts, a 3.04 GAA and a .903 save percentage.