MacDonald has won three straight starts with a 1.30 goals-against average over that span.
MacDonald has six wins on the season and no relevancy to fantasy hockey.
With Miikka Kiprusoff (knee) out for a ninth game, Joey MacDonald made his third start and fourth appearance in five games for Calgary. MacDonald was 1-2-0 with a 3.09 goals-against average in his first three contests this season.
He is 31-48-13 with a 3.04 goals-against average with Detroit, Toronto, the New York Islanders and Boston. MacDonald has been cleared to play after being out with a back injury. He has become expendable in Detroit as a backup behind Jimmy Howard because of veteran reserve Jonas Gustavsson and rookie Petr Mrazek. Gustavsson has been out with a groin injury. Mrazek beat the St. Louis Blues last week in his NHL debut.
The Detroit Red Wings goaltender is dealing with back problems.
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