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Alexandre Picard | Defenseman

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Alexandre Picard sustained a shoulder injury on Sunday, but it is unclear how significant the damage is right now.
His KHL team, Lev Praha reported, "On Sunday, defenseman Alexandre Picard collided into the boards awkwardly and hurt his shoulder. The extent of his injury should be known Monday after a thorough examination." Picard signed on to play overseas back in July after appearing in just 17 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2011-12 season. Mon, Oct 8, 2012 01:05:00 PM
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Former Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Alexandre Picard has decided to play in the KHL next season with LEV Praha.

Terms of the deal were not released. Picard only suited up in 17 games with the Pens last season, recording just four assists. He spent most of the past year with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 07:45:00 PM

Alexandre Picard has been sent to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Picard has four assists in 17 games with Pittsburgh. He also has seven points and 12 penalty minutes in 14 contests at the AHL level this season.
Fri, Dec 30, 2011 01:09:00 PM

Alexandre Picard has been called up by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Picard might end up being a healthy scratch if Zbynek Michalek (concussion) returns to the lineup. Picard has one point and a plus-three rating in 11 games with Pittsburgh this season.
Fri, Dec 16, 2011 12:47:00 PM

Alexandre Picard was sent down to AHL Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.

In 11 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Picard has one assist and a plus-3 rating.
Thu, Dec 15, 2011 09:49:00 AM

Alexandre Picard has been summoned by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

With blueliner Zbynek Michalek, Kris Letang, and now Deryk Engelland all injured, it makes sense that the Penguins would seek reinforcements. Picard has no points in seven games with Pittsburgh this season.
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 12:31:00 PM

Alexandre Picard has been returned to the minors.

He has appeared in seven games with Pittsburgh this season and owns a plus-5 rating, but the team wants to get a look at Simon Despres, who they recalled from the AHL on Thursday.
Thu, Dec 1, 2011 01:57:00 PM

The Penguins called up Alexandre Picard from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) and he will play tonight at the Rangers.

With Kris Letang (nose) and Zbynek Michalek (unspecified) sent home to Pittsburgh from New York today, the Pens summoned Picard and Robert Bortuzzo to help on defense tonight at Madison Square Garden. The 26-year-old Picard played six games earlier this season with no scoring.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 06:13:00 PM

Alexandre Picard has been assigned to the minors by Pittsburgh.

The Penguins got Zbynek Michalek back from injury in Monday's win over the New York Islanders, so his services are no longer required. Picard has skated in six games with the big club this year and has contributed a plus-5 rating with four shots over that span.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 06:29:00 PM

Alexandre Picard is ready to make his first start for the Penguins on Saturday.

Picard was called up to replace Ben Lovejoy, who suffered a broken wrist on Thursday. "There might be a little period of adjustment at the start of the game, but I've got experience," Picard said. "I've played in this league before. I'm going to be ready." For now he has little fantasy value but if he plays well he may be worth a flier in extremely deep leagues.
Sat, Nov 5, 2011 11:06:00 AM

Alexandre Picard has been bought up by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

However, it isn't clear if this move is simply for extra depth on the blueline with Zbynek Michalek (finger) and Brian Strait (wrist) sidelined with injuries or if it is an indication that Kris Letang's unspecified injury will keep him out of Thursday's contest.
Thu, Nov 3, 2011 02:10:00 PM

Alexandre Picard has been placed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Picard signed a two-way deal with the Penguins, so he'll make $105,000 at the minor league level. The Penguins plan to send him to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton if he clears waivers.
Mon, Oct 3, 2011 01:19:00 PM

Alexandre Picard decided to sign a one-year, two-way deal with the Penguins largely because he likes the team's style of play.

"I just felt it was a team that would fit my style of play," Picard said. "I talked to [general manager] Ray Shero before I made my decision. He laid it all out on the line. He didn't make me any promises. He told me what their expectations were going to be." Picard will make $105,000 in the minors, compared to $600,000 if he plays with Pittsburgh. We'll keep you posted.
Sun, Sep 18, 2011 10:09:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Alexandre Picard to a one-year, two-way contract.

He will make $600,000 if he plays at the NHL level. Picard had eight points in 43 games with the Montreal Canadiens last season.
Wed, Jul 6, 2011 08:19:00 AM

Alexandre Picard has a lower body injury.

It is not yet known when Picard sustained it or how serious the injury is, but he didn't skate with his teammates Friday morning. Picard has eight points in 43 games this season.
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 12:55:00 PM

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