Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood appeared ready to make his first start in over two months tonight after the Red Wings activated him, but now it’s been pushed back until at least next week.
Osgood is dealing with scar tissue problems from sports hernia surgery on Jan. 11, but he expects to be back on the ice on Friday after a couple days off.
“Break-through scar tissue, that’s all it is,” said Osgood, who recalls a similar situation about a month after the surgery. “It just happens and you work through it. When I take a day off, or two, it feels a lot better.”
In the meantime, Joey MacDonald started and played superb against Columbus, completing a crazy couple of days for him. After Osgood was activated, MacDonald was sent to Grand Rapids on Wednesday, where he took the Griffins’ morning skate and promptly rejoined the Wings.
The result? Only 37-save shutout against Columbus, just the second of his career.