The Red Wings today announced that goaltender Joey MacDonald has been assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.
Well…thanks for riding the bench for us, Joey. MacDonald appeared in only one game, that 5-1 beatdown at the hands of Atlanta. But Joey’s demotion means that wiley veteran Chris Osgood is officially back.
Ozzie needs only two more wins to reach 400 career victories. He’ll be only the tenth netminder in the history of the NHL to accomplish this. Ozzie will, in all liklihood, start on Saturday – giving Jimmy a much needed night off to rest. Jimmy (10-2-1) in the month of November has been carrying the load like he’s Marty Brodeur or that crazy drunken Irish bastard in Calgary (yeah, I know he’s actually Finnish).
Welcome back, Ozzie…now let’s keep this train a rollin’.