Wings interested in Vokoun?
The Wings had the option of using MacDonald in that role last season, and still pursued other goaltenders. They went after Tomas Vokoun when free agency began July 1, but couldn’t compete with Washington’s offer of $1.5 million and a shot at the starting spot. Ultimately, the Wings signed Ty Conklin, whom they had in ’08-09. There’s little chance Conklin will return after he went 5-6-1 with a 3.28 GAA and .884 save percentage.
The Wings will seek a veteran again this summer, someone to push MacDonald in his bid to back up Jimmy Howard. Vokoun, 35, is available again, as the Caps went with Braden Holtby in the playoffs and also have Michal Neuvirth under contract for next season.
Vokoun has nearly 700 games of NHL experience, and has appeared in 11 playoffs games. (MacDonald never has appeared in the NHL playoffs.) Other veteran goalies headed for unrestricted free agency this July include Martin Biron, Scott Clemmensen, Jonas Hedberg and Curtis Sanford.