Jimmy Howard Injury: Red Wings Goalie Out 4-6 Weeks with Injured Knee

December 23rd, 2016 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard is reportedly expected to miss at least a month of action after an MRI revealed an MCL sprain. 

Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press provided the update on Howard's status Friday, noting the official timetable for his knee injury is four to six weeks.

The 32-year-old netminder originally suffered the injury during Tuesday night's 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He exited the contest in the second period after a collision involving multiple players and did not return.

Brendan Savage of MLive.com noted Wednesday the Red Wings recalled Jared Coreau from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins to take Howard's place on the roster. The team's new backup had a 2.18 goals-against average and .924 save percentage across 17 games in the minors this season.

For Howard, it's unfortunate timing for a health setback. He's played some of the best hockey of his career during the first few months of the season. He sports a 1.96 GAA and a .934 save percentage, earning the starting job back from Petr Mrazek, who's struggled.

Gregg Krupa of the Detroit N ...

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