Joey MacDonald is still recovering from a back injury that he sustained in March.
"It's frustrating, especially after a year like last year when everything went so well," said MacDonald. "But it's no different than any other year for me. You come into camp and battle. If you're not No. 1, you're battling for No. 2. It doesn't matter. You just keep battling and working hard. Look at what happened last year." MacDonald started the 2011-12 campaign as Detroit's third-string goaltender, but worked his way onto the roster before suffering a back injury. He's signed with Detroit through the 2012-13 season, but he's behind Jonas Gustavsson and Jimmy Howard in the depth charts.