Thread: Confirmed with Link: Flames pickup G Joey MacDonald on waivers
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02-12-2013, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom Brostopolous View Post
Yeah, Joey Mac won't be the starter in place of Irving... He hasn't played a game in nearly a year, and Irving has been great. We won't see Kipper until at least the 26th at the earliest, I think, so we have plenty more time to see Irving. If he continues to play the way he has been, I have no doubt he'll be staying with the team.
But after Kipper comes back in two weeks will the team be forced to carry 3 goalies then?

Joey Mac has to stay on the active roster 30 days as he was claimed so you can't send him down.

If Irving continues his awesome play and he beats out Joey Mac for the backup when Kipper comes back - you probably don't want to send him down especially with the fear he might get picked up on waivers.

So I guess the Flames would have to carry 3 goalies for a couple of weeks in this situation? I guess it wouldn't be the end of the world. Although whoever gets sent down is probably not going to be happy as there isn't a lot of room in Abbsortford either.

Should be some competition I guess over the next couple of weeks who is the teams #2 goalie

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