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Red Wings Reportedly Negotiating With Ty Conklin

Although the rumors that surfaced on Tuesday about Ty Conklin signing with the Red Wings were not true, it's possible they were just a bit premature. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said later on Tuesday that no moves involving a backup goaltender will be made until later in the week, but Ansar Khan reports that the team is in negotiations with Conklin.

The club is negotiating with Conklin’s agent, hoping to sign the 35-year-old as its backup goaltender.

A source said Tuesday that Detroit has "a pretty good chance" to sign Conklin.

Holland wants to talk to Chris Osgood before any decisions are made on Jimmy Howard's backup for next season. Osgood is set to return from a golf trip in Scotland on Saturday, so a decision could be made by the end of the weekend.

Khan also reports that the Red Wings are talking to Joey MacDonald. Originally MacDonald didn't have plans to consider a return to the Red Wings since he wasn't offered a one-way deal. MacDonald hoped to land a one-way offer elsewhere, but he could still apparently return on a one-way deal and be the starter in Grand Rapids. While he wouldn't be with the Red Wings, he would be able to serve as the emergency third goaltender.