Thread: Confirmed with Link: Flames pickup G Joey MacDonald on waivers
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02-12-2013, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by The Hendog View Post
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
I honestly believe Irving has the opportunity now to prove he's the number 1 goalie now, if Kipper comes back and the team is winning and he struggles in any way, you have to go with the hot hand, it's about winning not about keeping Kipper happy.

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