Jimmy Howard Injured and “Out For a While”
It was a rough outing for Jimmy Howard last night as he was injured during the second period of the Detroit Red Wings game versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Howard was hurt after making an initial save on Tampa Bay’s Eric Condra. Condra hovered near the goal and Red Wings defenseman Nick Jensen, who was playing in his first NHL game, tried to tie him up. Unfortunately, both players fell on top of Howard causing him to collapse in an awkward position.
The Red Wings goaltender was immediately in visible pain, and teammates had to call out the training and medical staff for assistance. Additionally, Howard was unable to leave the ice under his own power and required the help of teammates and trainers to make it back to the locker room.
While there are still no official details on the extent of Howard’s injury, Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland told the media today that he would be “out for a while.”
Holland says #RedWings' Jimmy Howard will be "out for a while" but not sure how long. They'll wait a few days to see how his body responds.
— Brendan Savage (@BrendanSavage) December 21, 2016
To fill the void in net, the Red Wings have recalled Grand Rapids Griffins goaltender Jared Coreau. It’s unlikely that he will see time before the New Year, however, he will certainly be called upon in early January when the Red Wings have back to back games.