Detroit Red Wings goaltender Curtis Joseph will not dress for tonight’s game in Denver against the Colorado Avalanche. Marc Lamothe has been called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins to backup Manny Legace.
Joseph tweaked his previously-injured right ankle during pre-game warmups in San Jose Tuesday night. Legace replaced him as the starter as the Red Wings lost to the Sharks, 5-2. Joseph will have an MRI exam when the Red Wings return to Detroit on Friday.
When asked about his status, Joseph described himself as day-to-day. He did not sound confident about being ready for the playoff opener.
“Usually, when I feel it, it’s just like a 30-second thing and then it goes away,” he said. “This didn’t go away for a little bit. But eventually it did.”