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Flames claim goalie MacDonald from Detroit

Feb 11, 2013, 1:03 PM EST

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The Calgary Flames are collecting goalies. They added another today, claiming veteran Joey MacDonald off waivers from Detroit.

According to TSN’s Bob MacKenzie, the Flames plan for MacDonald to back up Miikka Kiprusoff, who was skating today and could return from an injury Wednesday.

That would mean a completely different tandem than the one Calgary had Saturday against Vancouver when Leland Irving started and the recently signed Danny Taylor was on the bench.

And yes, the move has led to speculation a deal could be in the works.

For MacDonald, the Flames will be his fifth NHL team. The 33-year-old was just cleared from a bulging disc in his back.

MacDonald went 8-5-1 with a .912 save percentage last season with the Wings.

  1. hockeydon10 - Feb 11, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    He helped Detroit establish that Home Win Streak last year when Howard was injured. As a Detroit fan I wish Joey MacDonald nothing but success with his new team…

    Except when playing against the Wings.

  2. bensawesomeness - Feb 11, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Flames fans – this is a good pickup by you, Joey showed flashes of brilliance last year

    Wish nothing but the best for Joey

  3. valoisvipers - Feb 11, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Poor Joey as he won’t get much ice time after Kipper’s return.

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