Jimmy Howard Back in Nets Tuesday

Updated: February 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm by Alexander Monaghan

All updates have Jimmy Howard in nets tomorrow. Make sure to put him back in your lineup.

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Turns out Joey MacDonald will start on Sunday according to the Detroit Red Wings official Twitter account. Jimmy Howard owners should now expect him to get the nod on Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Despite taking practice reps as the Red Wings starting goalie this morning, Howard will not start Friday against the Nashville Predators according to the team’s official Twitter account.

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2/14/12: Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock said his starting goalie Jimmy Howard will start this Sunday against the San Jose Sharks according to Helene St. James of The Detroit Free Press, via Twitter. Howard just started facing shots this past Sunday but has not had a setback due to his broken finger. In addition, he should have a few more days of practice to get back into game shape and make sure his padding is comfortable enough to play.

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2/11/12: Good news for the Red Wings as Jimmy Howard faced shots during today’s practice according to Mlive’s Ansar Khan, via Twitter. And while Howard’s finger won’t fully heal for a few more weeks, he could possibly return sooner with the proper amount of padding and preparation. Expect the team to reevaluate their starting goalie in order to determine his timeline.

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2/4/12: Not the best news on Wings’ starting goalie Jimmy Howard. Despite participating in today’s morning skate, Howard will need around six weeks to fully heal from a broken finger according to Ansar Khan of Mlive.com, via Twitter. However, Howard would later explain that he should return in around two weeks.

Clearly Howard won’t be up to 100 percent which may effect his excellent season. Stay tuned for a further update.

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2/3/12: Detroit Red Wings starting goalie Jimmy Howard will be sidelined for at least two games according to the team’s official Twitter account. Originally reported by ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, via Twitter, Howard was originally expected to miss around two weeks. However, the team is claiming he will sit out for two games before being reevaluated by team doctors.

This injury comes in the middle of a career season for Howard. The Ogdensburg, New York native leads all goalies in wins and is second in shutouts. He also places in the top five in goals against and top 10 in save percentage.

In the meantime, look for Ty Conklin and Joey MacDonald to split time between the pipes.

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