The Detroit Red Wings have recalled goaltender Jimmy Howard from the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Jimmy Howard recalled by Red Wings.
Jared Coreau (barring anything happening tonight) goes back to Grand Rapids Thu/Fri, per Ken Holland.
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) March 8, 2017
He was injured back on December 20, in a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, when Red Wings defenseman Nick Jensen collided into him.
With the injury, Howard was originally scheduled to miss 4-6 weeks with an MCL sprain but had a setback during his first rehab stint with the Griffins.
During his latest rehab trip to Grand Rapids, he went 2-0 with a shutout and a .962 save percentage.
Before Howard went down, he posted a 1.96 GAA, .934 save percentage, and a 5-7-1 record. With those numbers, Howard could have been on pace to have a career season.
Howard has had trouble staying healthy the past few seasons; hopefully, he can return back to form quickly.