MacDonald sent down for playing time
MacDonald, 26, made his NHL debut this season, appearing in four games with a 0-2-1 record and 3.67 goals against average. He has not seen action since Dec. 2, when he dropped a 3-2 decision against the San Jose Sharks.
He'll be available for the Griffin's contest tonight at 7 p.m. against the Omaha Knights at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.
The Halifax, Nova Scotia native is set to return to the Red Wings after the two-week conditioning stint.