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Joey MacDonald
Jul 1: The Canadiens have signed MacDonald to a one-year, two-way contract, the team's official site reports. The 34-year-old MacDonald, who saw work in 11 games with the Flames this past season, gives the Habs' organization added goaltending depth behind Carey Price and Peter Budaj.

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Apr 4: MacDonald stopped all but one of the 35 shots he faced in Friday's 2-1 win over Florida. MacDonald has ceded time the Calgary crease of late and has six wins on the season. Calgary is hardly a bastion of reliable goaltending, but players like MacDonald can be useful as spot starters on nights where there aren't many games.

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Apr 3: MacDonald will be the starter in goal for Friday's game against the Panthers, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports. MacDonald will receive the start for the second game of the Flames' back-to-back, with No. 1 goalie Karri Ramo earning the honors Thursday against the Lightning. With a 3.00 GAA and .908 save percentage, MacDonald doesn't make for a particularly good starting option even against the struggling Panthers.

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Mar 22: MacDonald stopped seven of nine shots during the Flames' 6-5 loss to the Predators on Friday. MacDonald came in midway through the second period of Friday's game. Though the Flames were only down 4-3, starter Joni Ortio had given up the four goals on just 13 shots. MacDonald ultimately gave up the game-winner and didn't really fare much better, but it wasn't like they were going to put Ortio back in. MacDonald is 4-4-1 with a 3.16 GAA and has a .881 save percentage. He'll remain in his backup role with Karri Ramo returning from a knee injury.

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Mar 15: MacDonald stopped 22 of 25 shots in regulation, one in overtime and then another three in the shootout as the Flames beat the Stars 4-3 on Friday. MacDonald broke a three-game losing streak that dated back to November when he was seemingly exiled to the AHL after clearing waivers. The trade deadline shook things up a bit and allowed him to return, but with 13 goals allowed in his last four games, he is not a recommended fantasy pick.

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Mar 14: MacDonald will be in goal Friday vs. the Stars, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. It's somewhat shocking that MacDonald is back with the Flames after he was run out of town following a miserable showing in Calgary earlier this season, but he found his way back after the injury to Karri Ramo and the trade of Reto Berra. MacDonald will make the first start for the Flames' back-to-back while No. 1 netminder Joni Ortio handles Saturday's duties vs. Phoenix.

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Mar 5: MacDonald was recalled from AHL Abbotsford on Wednesday, Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald reports. MacDonald was thought to be exiled to the minors for good after clearing waivers back in November upon posting a rotten 3.17 GAA and .885 save percentage over seven outings, but he'll be back with the parent club following Wednesday's trade of Reto Berra. He'll be the backup to Joni Ortio for Wednesday's game against the Senators and will presumably serve in that capacity for most of the Flames' contests until Karri Ramo (knee) returns from IR.

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Nov 4: MacDonald has cleared waivers and was sent down to the AHL on Sunday. MacDonald didn't do much with his chances this season, and with Reto Berra's performance Sunday, he may not be up in Calgary again anytime soon.

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Nov 2: The Flames have placed MacDonald on waivers, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, as MacDonald's struggled all year. He's 3-3-1 with a 3.16 GAA and .885 save percentage. Over his last five games, he's allowed 14 goals, and he's lost his last three decisions.

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Nov 2: After serving as the backup for the last three games, MacDonald returned to the crease to save 18 of 22 shots during a 4-3 loss to the Red Wings on Friday. After struggling early on in the season, the Flames sat MacDonald for three straight. However, with Karri Ramo not faring much better, MacDonald got the start against his old team. It wasn't the best of outings, as his record fell back to .500 (3-3-1) with a 3.16 GAA and just an .885 save percentage.

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Oct 31: MacDonald will be in goal Friday against the Red Wings, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports. With Karri Ramo sputtering while starting the last three games in goal for the Flames, coach Bob Hartley will turn the gig back over to MacDonald on Friday against his former team. Just like Ramo, MacDonald hasn't been particularly good in the opportunities he's received, so the Flames' goalie situation should remain fluid for the foreseeable future.

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Oct 22: MacDonald allowed three goals on 32 shots in Tuesday's loss to Phoenix. MacDonald is no serious team's No. 1 goalie, so one has to imagine the Flames are praying for Karri Ramo -- who played well in a win Monday -- to force his way into the starting role.

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Oct 21: MacDonald will start between the pipes Tuesday against the Coyotes, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports. MacDonald has been off to a solid start this season with a 3-1-1 record as well as a 2.99 GAA and .891 save percentage in five games. Karri Ramo will take the start Monday and MacDonald will line up for Tuesday against the Coyotes.

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Oct 16: MacDonald allowed three goals in Wednesday night's 3-2 loss to the Ducks. MacDonald was perfect against the Ducks' power play, but allowed three goals on just 14 shots at even strength. He'll continue to be the Flames' number one goaltender moving forward, as he tries to avoid uncharacteristic nights like this one in the future.

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Oct 15: MacDonald will take the start at goalie in Wednesday's game against the Ducks, Sportsnet 960's Pat Steinberg reports. MacDonald has been off to a decent start to the season, going 3-0-1 with a 2.98 GAA and an .897 save percentage. In two career starts against the Ducks, he's 1-1-0 with a .907 save percentage and 2.40 GAA.

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Oct 11: MacDonald allowed two goals and made 19 saves as the Flames beat the Devils 3-2 on Friday. The Flames opted to stay with MacDonald for this game, given their 2-0-1 record with him in net, and it proved successful once again. He didn't take a lot of shots but came up big when he needed to. He's now allowed 12 goals in four starts this season, but should continue to get the bulk of the starts in net for Calgary.

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Oct 10: MacDonald will get the start in goal Friday against the Devils, Sportsnet's Pat Steinberg reports. With a 2-0-1 record in MacDonald's three starts, the Flames will continue to stick with the winning recipe until his luck changes. MacDonald can be viewed as the team's No. 1 goaltender for now, though his subpar 3.30 GAA and .895 save percentage make it unlikely that he keeps rolling in victories.

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Oct 9: MacDonald stopped 33 of 35 shots in Wednesday's win over the Canadiens. MacDonald has turned in two good outings and one stinker over his three consecutive starts, which is probably enough to give him top billing over Karri Ramo atop the Flames' depth chart for now. The 33-year-old's track record is still far from impressive, however, so continue to deploy him carefully against the league's better scoring teams.

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Oct 8: MacDonald will take the start in net Wednesday against the Canadiens, Aaron Vickers of NHL.com reports. MacDonald is off to a productive start of the season, with a 1-0-1 record in two games despite allowing eight goals in total. The team is relatively happy with his performance so far, so he'll take his third straight start instead of Karri Ramo.

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Oct 6: MacDonald gave up five goals on 28 shots in an overtime loss to the Canucks on Sunday. This is a poor game for MacDonald, which isn't surprising given his track record. Maybe he holds off Kari Ramo for the starting job in Calgary, but there is a reason people expect the Flames to finish with the league's worst record.

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Oct 5: MacDonald will get the start in goal Sunday against the Canucks. The Flames will stick with a winning formula after MacDonald was in goal Friday for the team's 4-3 win over the Blues. MacDonald was merely adequate in stopping 26 of 29 shots, but that might be all he needs to dispatch Karri Ramo for the top goalie job for now after Ramo squandered a three-goal lead to lose Thursday's season opener.

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Oct 4: MacDonald made 29 saves as the Flames downed the Blue Jackets 4-3 on Friday. He wasn't stellar, but MacDonald held down the fort in a way Karri Ramo couldn't in Calgary's opener. There's no goalie controversy here yet, but if Ramo keeps struggling MacDonald will get more chances.

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Oct 4: MacDonald will be in goal Friday against the Blue Jackets. After Karri Ramo coughed up a three-goal lead Thursday and ultimately lost in a shootout, coach Bob Hartley will turn to MacDonald. Ramo still seems to be perched atop the depth chart on the virtue of his excellent work the last four seasons in the KHL, but MacDonald could make things more interesting with a solid performance Friday.

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Sep 30: MacDonald will start the season as the backup to Karri Ramo, the Calgary Herald reports. MacDonald had an outside shot at the starting spot, but Ramo turned up his play at the end of the preseason. MacDonald will get his fair share of starts, however, as Ramo is still unproven at the NHL level.

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Sep 12: MacDonald and Karri Ramo are the early frontrunners for the starting goalie position, the Calgary Herald reports. MacDonald is a career backup, so he is undoubtedly looking forward to the opportunity to start. He had an 8-9-1 record with a 2.87 goals against average in splitting time with Miikka Kiprusoff in 2012-13, and may have an early inside track as Ramo hasn't played in an NHL game for a while. We'll keep you posted as to who has the advantage as camp progresses.

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