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Red Wings Reassign Goaltender Joey MacDonald To Grand Rapids

On Tuesday, the Detroit Red Wings played without starting goalie Jimmy Howard for the second-straight game, and the Red Wings found themselves on the losing end of their second straight game. Howard was given the go-ahead to stay home with his wife and their newborn (first) child, so Ty Conklin got the start again, and they were handed a loss. With Howard out, the team had called up goaltender Joey MacDonald from Grand Rapids to be the backup, but he's since been reassigned:

The Red Wings have reassigned goaltender Joey MacDonald to @griffinshockey of the American Hockey League.    

The team isn't going to sign anybody to replace MacDonald, as they're keeping a spot open on the 23-man roster for Mike Commodore, who is still on injured reserve with a knee injury. MacDonald did not see any action against the Blue Jackets, and Conklin stopped 28-of-31 shots for a .903 save percentage in a 4-1 losing effort. He'll remain the backup to Howard.