Howard Out Two to Four Weeks

The Detroit Red Wings announced on Friday that goaltender Jimmy Howard will miss two to four weeks due to a sprained MCL. The injury was suffered in practice on Wednesday when Howard stopped a shot by Daniel Cleary.

Petr Mrazek was called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins to back up Jonas Gustavsson after the injury occurred. He is expected to remain with the Red Wings while Howard is out.

In 21 games this season, Howard is 6-8-7 with a 2.66 GAA and .910 save percentage.

The Red Wings also announced three other roster moves. Center Cory Emmerton has been sent back down to the Griffins while center Luke Glendening and forward Patrick Eaves have been called up.

The moves give Detroit 24 roster players, one over the 23-man limit. To make their roster compliant, it's possible that the Red Wings will place Darren Helm, Stephen Weiss, or Howard on long-term injured reserve before Saturday's matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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