MacDonald has back spasms, Pearce recalled from GR
"ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Detroit Red Wings goaltender Joey MacDonald experienced some back spasms following Wednesday's 4-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, prompting the club to recall Jordan Pearce from the Grand Rapids Griffins.
General manager Ken Holland said MacDonald will stay with the team but Pearce will dress as Jimmy Howard's backup Saturday in San Jose.
"It appears to be (day-to-day),'' Holland said. "Hopefully, he'll get better by Monday. If not, we'll be home and have it looked it.''
Pearce is 3-7-1, with a 3.53 goals-against average and .874 save percentage, for the Griffins."
This actually scared me before I came onto HF. I saw it on FB and thought "S***, Howard had another set back". Yeah, not really looking forward to seeing Pearce in net if something happens to Howard now...
Hopefully it's nothing serious for MacDonald. He's done his job as far as giving Jimmy a rest. It would be nice if he could start a few more games before the playoffs start but at this point Howard should be fully rested and capable of carrying the load going forward.