Friday, February 3, 2012
Red Wings' Jimmy Howard out 2 weeks
By Pierre LeBrun
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.