Joey MacDonald G MON 2 Months

Joey MacDonald has joined Montreal Canadiens on a one-year, two-way contract.

MacDonald had a 2.90 GAA and .890 save percentage in 11 games with Calgary in 2013-14. He's a solid veteran option to store in the AHL and call up in the event of an injury.

Joey MacDonald G MON 5 Months

Joey MacDonald let in two goals on nine shots in Calgary's 6-5 loss to Nashville Friday night.

Joni Ortio started the game, but he was pulled off in the second period after he had allowed four goals on 13 shots. Neither of the goalies played well and Calgary's five goals wasn't enough to get points. MacDonald now has a 4-4-1 record with a 3.16 GAA and .881 save percentage. Those are pretty awful numbers so Ortio will continue to start until Karri Ramo is healthy again.

Joey MacDonald G MON 6 Months

Joey MacDonald wants to take advantage of the time he gets in the NHL.

MacDonald played his first NHL game since Nov. 1 on Friday night, making 22 of 25 saves in a 4-3 shootout win. It was his first win since Oct. 11. "It's just great to get another opportunity to come back again, with 15, 16 games left, to show I can still play in this league," he said. "A month ago I didn't think that was going to happen. I didn't know what was going to happen. When you're playing in the best league you get noticed. For me, if it's not going to be here, at least there are 29 other teams watching. When you go down to the American Hockey League there are scouts around, but it's not the same as being on TV every night and 30 scouts watching from different teams, different leagues."

Joey MacDonald G MON 6 Months

Joey MacDonald made 22 stops and another three in the shootout to anchor the Flames past the Stars 4-3 on Friday night.

MacDonald made his first start since Nov. 1st this season, spending most of the year in the AHL with Abbotsford. The veteran improves to 4-3-1 in the NHL so far in 2013-14 with an .885 save percentage and 3.11 goals against average.

Joey MacDonald G MON 6 Months

Joey MacDonald will play between the pipes on Friday.

MacDonald hasn't played in an NHL game since Nov. 1, but the Flames are scheduled to play on Saturday as well, so rookie goalie Joni Ortio will get a night off. MacDonald has a 3.17 GAA and .885 save percentage in seven contests this season.

Joey MacDonald G MON 10 Months

Joey MacDonald was demoted to AHL Abbotsford on Sunday.

MacDonald went unclaimed on waivers, which isn't surprising given his 3.17 GAA and .885 save percentage this season. He might end up spending the rest of the 2013-14 campaign in the minors unless there's an injury.

Joey MacDonald G MON 10 Months

Joey MacDonald has been placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames.

He owns a 3-3-1 record with an .885 save percentage and a 3.17 goals-against average in seven appearances this season. If he clears then the Flames will have the option to send him down to the minors and recall one of their netminders from Abbotsford.

Joey MacDonald G MON 10 Months

Joey MacDonald called out his team for its play during the game against the Red Wings.

The Flames netminder allowed a bad-angle goal from behind the goal line to start the third, but he also felt his team had more to give in the 4-3 loss. "The first period, we did a lot of standing around and watching," said MacDonald. "There wasn't a whole lot going on. We were watching (Pavel) Datsyuk and (Henrik) Zetterberg and (Todd) Bertuzzi pass the puck around. You can do that with guys like that. Look what happens - they find back doors, they find seams. In the second period, we were a lot better. Then in the third, you know what? I didn't think we had much. I know they got that lucky goal, but we've got to turn around and get some chances. I thought we just sat back and played the majority of play in our own end. You can't do that."

Joey MacDonald G MON 10 Months

Joey MacDonald allowed four goals on only 22 shots in Calgary's 4-3 loss to Detroit Friday evening.

MacDonald did not have a strong game and he gave up some easy goals. This could mean that Karri Ramo will start the next game for the Flames again. MacDonald now has a 3-3-1 record with a 3.17 goals against average and .885 save percentage.

Joey MacDonald G MON 10 Months

Friday's game versus the Detroit Red Wings will be Joey MacDonald's first start against his former team since March 27, 2009.

MacDonald earned a 42-save shutout in that contest. This will also be his first start in three games. "I spent a lot of time in Detroit, a lot of guys I played with for a long time," MacDonald said. "It's going to be exciting to get back in (net). You sit for two or three games and you just get itching." He has a 3.01 GAA and .894 save percentage in six games this season.