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Jimmy Howard Had Knee Stiffness

from Dana Wakiji of the Wings' website,

Howard and fellow goaltender Petr Mrazek were on the ice at PPG Paints Arena working with goaltending coach Jeff Salajko before practice started late Friday afternoon.

Howard missed the team's last game Sunday, Jan. 7, against the Tampa Bay Lightning before their bye because of a lower-body injury he suffered in a win over the Florida Panthers on Jan. 5.

"It was on the first goal (late in the second period)," Howard said. "During the game I felt it but I felt like I could still go. Then the next morning I woke up and there was stiffness in the knee. I tried skating for about 20, 25 minutes and didn't feel like it was smart to push it. With the break it's responded and that's what we wanted it to do."...

Howard said he felt at the time that he would not be out very long.

"I knew it was going to be nothing major," Howard said. "It was just better to be smart and miss one game then try to do something stupid and wind up out for a longer period of time."

more and other topics too includig Martin Frk reaching out to Dan Girardi...

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ilovehomers's avatar

“I texted the guy I hit. I wanted to check on how he’s doing, and he said he’s doing good,” Frk said. “I was really happy to hear that as well.”

But what is his name tho

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/13/18 at 12:41 AM ET

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