If the Ducks decide they are playing for next season, they might consider giving goaltender Joey MacDonald a look with the NHL club.
MacDonald, who was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a seventh-round pick in the 2011 entry draft at the trade deadline, recorded his second shutout of the season Friday night for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. The 30-year-old has allowed just one goal in his last two starts, both for the Marlies – MacDonald didn’t switch AHL teams after the Leafs and Ducks made the trade.
In 33 games at the AHL level this season, MacDonald is 12-18-3 with a 3.11 goals-against average. MacDonald is no prospect, having started six games for the Maple Leafs this season and 72 in his NHL career, but none since Dec. 5. He’s gone 18-38-9 with a 3.30 GAA for four NHL teams since breaking in with Boston during the 2006-07 season.
MacDonald is in the final year of his contract and becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1.