Detroit, MI… The Detroit Red Wings today announced that goaltender Joey MacDonald has been recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. MacDonald will serve as Ty Conklin’s backup tomorrow night when the Red Wings take on the Edmonton Oilers at 10:00 p.m. ET (FOX Sports Detroit, CBC and AM 1270). Detroit’s starting goaltender, Jimmy Howard, suffered a broken finger on his right hand during the third period of last night’s 4-3 shootout victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Howard will miss the next two games of the Red Wings’ current four-game road trip and will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Detroit on Tuesday.
MacDonald, 31, has appeared in 26 games for the Griffins this season, compiling an 11-11-3 record, 2.63 goals against average and three shutouts. The Pictou, NS, native has played in 87 career NHL contests for the Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs and Red Wings. MacDonald appeared in 15 games for Detroit last season, posting a 5-5-3 record with a 2.58 goals against average and one shutout