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