March 2, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) in the second period against the Minnesota Wild at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Jimmy Howard To Start For Red Wings Against Predators On Friday

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Jimmy Howard Injury: Red Wings Goalie Will Start Friday Against Nashville

Ty Conklin has started four straight games for the Detroit Red Wings, and he's been up and down in those appearances. Fortunately for Detroit, their biggest injured name appears to be ready to return, goaltender Jimmy Howard. The Red Wings themselves on twitter confirmed that Howard will be between the pipes against the Nashville Predators on Friday.

NEWS: Jimmy Howard will get the start tonight vs. Nashville.

Howard sat out most of February with a finger injury as well as a large chunk of March with a groin injury. His missed time in March -- alongside a bunch of other injured players -- has not been kind to the Wings, plenty of losses in March have marred their schedule. With all of their injured players returning including Howard, their fortunes should improve with the playoffs right around the corner.

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Jimmy Howard Injury: Red Wings Goalie Remains 'Day-To-Day'; Will Not Play Tuesday

Detroit Red Wings No. 1 goaltender Jimmy Howard is not traveling with the team and obviously will not play Tuesday in a inter-conference game at the Philadelphia Flyers. According to reports via Twitter, Howard says he's listed as "day-to-day" after suffering a lower body injury in Sunday's 2-1 loss against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Howard did say that he's hopeful for a return Friday when the Red Wings host the Los Angeles Kings.

In the meantime, its expected that Joey MacDonald will be between the pipes for Detriot. Earlier in the year, MacDonald earned the back up job after Howard missed some time with a broken finger.


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Jimmy Howard 49 2865 33 13 98 2.05 1277 1179 .923 6


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Jimmy Howard Injury: Red Wings Getting Starter Back, Ty Conklin Placed On Waivers

As the Detroit Red Wings are finally expecting to have their starting goaltender, Jimmy Howard, back from a broken finger that has kept him out since the injury on Feb. 2, they've made a move to get back to two goalies on the roster. Ansar Khan of MLive.com is reporting that the team has placed Ty Conklin on waivers.

This move was expected, given the recent play of Joey MacDonald. When Howard was injured, Conklin was the immediate backup while MacDonald was the guy going back and forth between the majors and Grand Rapids. Conklin didn't get much of a shot to show that he should keep his job when Howard went down with an injury, as the Red Wings stuck with the hot hand in MacDonald. Conklin had already lost six of his 10 starts on the season prior to the injury.

He then would lose on Feb. 4, to the Edmonton Oilers and it was all Joey MacDonald from there. Well, almost, as MacDonald would go on to lose on Feb. 6, but the Red Wings then won six-straight games with MacDonald at the helm. He had save percentages of .939, .952 and .952 in his last three outings.

Conklin is expected to clear waivers and be assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

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