Published July 11, 2011
The Detroit Red Wings on Monday re-signed backup goaltender Joey MacDonald to a two-year contract.
The Wings announced the signing via their Twitter account; no financial terms were disclosed.
MacDonald, 31, played 15 games for the Wings last season, going 5-5-3 with a 2.58 goals-against average, a .917 save percentage and one shutout. He also went 10-9-1 in 20 appearances for Detroit's AHL farm team in Grand Rapids. He's likely to get the first chance at the backup job behind starter Jimmy Howard if the Wings don't bring back 38-year-old Chris Osgood for another season.
The Wings signed MacDonald as a free agent in 2001, and he made his NHL debut with Detroit in 2006-07, going 1-5-1 in eight games. He played for Boston, the New York Islanders and Toronto before returning to Detroit last summer. MacDonald has a career mark of 23-43-12, with a 3.19 GAA, a save percentage of .902 and two shutouts.