On Wednesday, netminder Calvin Pickard was placed on the National Hockey League waiver wire for the second time this season. The 26-year-old was claimed off of waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs by the Philadelphia Flyers back in October.
And now it is officially the end of the road in Philly, as Pickard has been claimed - once again this season - from the waiver wire. The Arizona Coyotes have claimed the veteran goalie off waivers before the Thursday deadline.
Pickard is 4-2-2 with a 4.01 goals-against average and .863 save percentage through 11 games this season.
The goaltender, who has seen his share of moving and travelling in the past two months, has played in 98 NHL games with 83 starts. His career high in starts came in 2016-17 with the Colorado Avalanche when he started 48 games and played in 50.
Pickard is currently making $800,000, according to the information provided by Cap Friendly, and as we all know, the Coyotes will not have any issue absorbing his salary on their current cap.
He had been relied upon heavily in Philadelphia as a stopgap goalie with Michal Neuvirth and Brian Elliott on the sidelines with injuries, but the Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall on Monday and now the team is doing everything it can to solve their issues in between the pipes... And no one really knows what will take place next, seeing that no replacement GM has been named in the meantime.
The Coyotes will be the fourth different franchise for Pickard since the Avalanche selected him in the second round, 49th overall back in the 2010 NHL entry draft.