Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/8/14

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 13: Joey MacDonald #29 of the Toronto Maple Leafs keeps an eye on the play in a game against the Colorado Avalanche on October 13, 2009 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Avalanche defeated the Leafs 4-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
Red Wings back-up goaltender Joey MacDonald had an MRI today thanks to both back spasms and “shooting pains” down his legs starting during last Wednesday’s game in Anaheim, but the Red Wings released no information regarding his status during the morning skate (and that particular post will continue to be updated till near game time due to late-breaking gnus), nor did the Wings update MacDonald’s status when Wings GM Ken Holland revealed that Darren Helm will be out until the start of the playoffs with a 2nd degree sprain of his left MCL. This evening, MLive’s Ansar Khan explains why the team is in a holding pattern regarding MacDonald: Wings goalie Joey MacDonald will see a back specialist tomorrow for a better read on the MRI he had today, GM Ken Holland said. If MacDonald has suffered some sort of disc herniation, remember that the Wings won’t be able to recall Ty Conklin until after the regular season ends to avoid exposing him to re-entry waivers… And Holland did engage in a...
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