MacDonald worth a look?

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.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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