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Friday, February 3, 2012
Red Wings' Jimmy Howard out 2 weeks

By Pierre LeBrun
ESPN.com

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard will be out about two weeks with a broken finger on his right hand, the team announced Friday.

Howard, coming off his first trip to the All-Star Game, suffered the injury in Thursday night's 4-3 shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks,

The Red Wings have called up goalie Joey MacDonald to back up Ty Conklin.

Howard will be re-evaluated when the Red Wings, who are on a four-game road trip, return to Detroit Tuesday.

Howard, a 2010 Calder Trophy finalist for rookie of the year, leads the NHL with 32 wins and is fifth in the league with a 2.03 goals-against average.

Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com.