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Detroit will try and find a new home for Joey MacDonald

Joey MacDonald

Detroit Red Wings goalie Joey MacDonald blocks a shot against the Nashville Predators in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


Now that the Detroit Red Wings have “The Monster” in place as Jimmy Howard’s backup, Joey MacDonald is hoping to get a chance to do the same elsewhere.

Ansar Khan of reports the Red Wings and GM Ken Holland are hoping to move MacDonald to another team to accommodate his wishes to stay out of the AHL.

“His agent called, he wanted to know what the plan was with Joey,’' Holland told “He doesn’t want to be in the AHL. Certainly, if we can find Joey an opportunity in the NHL we’ll do it.’'

Finding him a landing place in the NHL will be hard. There weren’t many goaltending jobs to be had in the first place, and now that teams in need have made their moves it’ll be hard for MacDonald. One team that stands out as one in need is Winnipeg.

The Jets lost Jonas Gustavsson to Detroit and Chris Mason to Nashville. Someone needs to back up Ondrej Pavelec and the Jets don’t have anyone with NHL experience ready to do it. Makes sense, doesn’t it?