Detroit reassigns goaltender Joey MacDonald to Grand Rapids of AHL

Author:
Publish date:

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have reassigned goalie Joey MacDonald to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.

MacDonald was Ty Conklin's backup for Detroit in its game at Columbus on Tuesday night—with usual starter Jimmy Howard excused from the team for the birth of his first child.

MacDonald signed a two-year contract extension over the summer.

He hasn't played yet for Detroit this season, but he went 5-5-3 with a 2.58 goals-against average for the Red Wings in 2010-11.

In five appearances with Grand Rapids this season, MacDonald is 3-2-0 with a 1.98 GAA.

TOP HEADLINES

Gretzky
Play

Yes, Wayne Gretzky's NHL point record remains ridiculously out of reach

Take a look at the NHL's top 10 all-time leaders and top 10 active leaders in career points.

Mat Barzal
Play

The NHL's Top 10 Best RFAs Still on the Market

With Mikhail Sergachev off the table, here's a look at the 10 best RFAs still available.

USATSI_14943950_168393428_lowres
Play

Despite Recent Outbreaks, NHL Season Can Run 'Relatively Smoothly'

Two teams have had outbreaks of COVID-19, leagues have shut down and Canada's World Junior camp has paused, but that doesn't mean the NHL is doomed to fail when it returns.