The Detroit Red Wings have something of a goalie glut, so it isn't exactly a stunner to hear that the CBC's Elliotte Friedman reports that the Wings have chosen to attempt to accommodate Joey MacDonald's desire for a trade out of town by waiving him before sending him down to Grand Rapids for a two-week conditioning stint:
Petrecki and Tyrell clear waivers. MacDonald (DET) and Ellis (BUF) now on.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 10, 2013
The Wings didn't have to waive him to send him down for a conditioning stint...and as his contract is a one-way deal, he's going to count against the Wings' cap figure regardless of whether he plays in the NHL or AHL.