Wings recall goalie MacDonald
Draper placed on long-term IR; Rafalski put on short-term IR
MacDonald, 30, has appeared in four games with the Griffins this season, posting a 2-1-1 record, 1.72 goals-against average, .929 save percentage and one shutout. The Pictou, NS, native appeared in eight games for the Red Wings in 2006-07, finishing 1-5-1 with a 3.46 goals-against average and a .872 save-percentage. MacDonald has appeared in 64 additional NHL games with the Boston Bruins (7), New York Islanders (51) and Toronto Maple Leafs (6).
To clear a roster spot for MacDonald, the Red Wings moved veteran forward Kris Draper from short-term to long-term injued reserve and also placed defenseman Brian Rafalski on short-term injured reserve. Draper (sports hernia) and Rafalski (knee) are both currently recovering from recent surgeries.