5 years ago

Look for Joey MacDonald to be the backup goaltender in Detroit next season.

MacDonald signed a two-year contract a year ago with 2012-13 being a one-way contract at $550,000. That's an awfully small salary and it will help as the Red Wings head into free agency. Ty Conklin will not be back next season as MacDonald was outstanding when recalled to replace the injured Jimmy Howard as he was 8-5-1 with a 2.16 GAA and .912 save percentage before his season was prematurely ended in mid-March with back spasms.