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Pickard chased early in Avs’ loss to L.A.

The Los Angeles Kings jumped on the Colorado Avalanche early and never took their foot off the gas in a 5-2 win on Tuesday night in Denver. The Avalanche (30-26-11) were without regular starter Semyon Varlamov, who aggravated his groin while making his 22nd consecutive start on Sunday in Minnesota. Calvin Pickard – who was called up from the Lake Erie Monsters for the fifth time...
Via Mile High Sports
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Varlamov (groin) out, Pickard to start

The Colorado Avalanche – who are second in the NHL with 366 man games lost to injury – have been hit by the injury bug again. Head coach Patrick Roy announced Tuesday morning that Semyon Varlamov will be held out of Tuesday night’s matchup with the Los Angeles Kings and is day-to-day with a groin injury. Calvin Pickard, who the Avs recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters on Monday...
Via Mile High Sports
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche G Varlamov to miss game vs. Kings with groin injury

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche will sit goaltender Semyon Varlamov on Tuesday night against Los Angeles after he injured his groin over the weekend. Coach Patrick Roy confirmed after the morning skate that rookie Calvin Pickard will take Varlamov's place in net. Varlamov has started 22 straight games, one away from matching Craig Anderson's mark for most consecutive starts by an...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Trade deadline looms

To keep him or to deal him? That is the question facing Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy for the Colorado Avalanche prior to the trade deadline. The Colorado Avalanche are gearing up for a playoff run, and with the clock ticking away until the trade deadline, all eyes are fixed towards Ryan O’Reilly. O’Reilly is currently on a line with Nathan MacKinnon and Gabe Landeskog, a line that...
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Rise of Calvin Pickard

No matter who you spoke to before the season about the Colorado Avalanche, the consensus was that in order for them to have any chance of repeating as Central Division champions, they were going to have to have Semyon Varlamov stand on his head between the pipes for around 60 games. To say that Semyon Varlamov has had a forgetful 2014-2015 season to this point would be an understatement...
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Thinking Of Adding Captain Calvin Pickard? Make It So!

Before the season started I cautioned against drafting Semyon Varlamov expecting a repeat of last season and sure enough he sucked up the joint hard to start the year then hit IR with a bum groin. He came back, sucked it up so more and then exited once more with the same injury. Again he returned and again he sucked and yet again he re-injured the same groin and is now down for “a...
Via Razzball Hockey
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Varlamov suffers another groin injury, out a 'couple weeks'

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov injured his groin for a third time at practice Monday and will again be shut down, Avalanche coach Patrick Roy told NBC Sports' Pro Hockey Talk. #450683873 / Rookie Calvin Pickard was recalled later Monday and is the scheduled starter Tuesday against the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center. Pickard will bypass backup...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Varlamov set to return, Pickard sent back to the minors

Coach Patrick Roy announced Tuesday morning that Semyon Varlamov is set to return from the injured reserve for Thursday’s matchup with the Calgary Flames after missing the last six games with a groin injury. “I had a good practice, but I’ve been skating by myself a lot,” Varlamov said. “So right now I need a good practice with the team. I’m going to get a good practice...
Via Mile High Sports
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pickard takes top spot in three stars of the week

Despite a roster decimated by injuries, the Colorado Avalanche went 2-1-0 and picked up four out of six points in the final week of November. They started the week by rallying from three goals back to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 in overtime, lost 3-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks the next night, and then got the offense going in a 5-2 beat down of the Dallas Stars on Saturday night...
Via Mile High Sports
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Avs’ Calvin Pickard Made An Epic No-Look Desperation Save

Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard almost let in a weak goal when he had to make a desperation save. He got a piece of the puck with his glove but kept the puck out with his paddle at the last second with this beauty no-look save. Truly SportsCenter Top 10 worthy. [NHL] The post Avs’ Calvin Pickard Made An Epic No-Look Desperation Save appeared first on Diehardsport.
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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