McCarty a Red Wing
McCarty, whose contract was bought out by the Red Wings in 2005, played two seasons in Calgary before finding himself out of hockey at the start of this season. McCarty's comeback started when former teammate Kris Draper set him up with Flint of the IHL -- a franchise that Draper co-owns.
While playing with Flint, McCarty was signed by the Red Wings, Feb. 25, and spent five weeks with the Griffins.
McCarty was scheduled to return to the Red Wings next Monday, but he suffered a rib injury in Grand Rapids that presumably won't allow him to play tomorrow for the Griffins. He had the injured tended to at Joe Louis Arena, Friday. Since he's not able to play in Grand Rapids, then the team decided he might as well stay in Detroit.