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Swell, the Red Wings have lost Jimmy Howard, too

Update on top at 11:31 PM:

Biggy update at 11 PM:

Awful. Bridgestone Arena must be cured or something. According to MLive's Ansar Khan, Jimmy Howard left after 11:22 of play due to an "upper body injury," and Cory Emmerton's still getting stitched up after taking a puck in the face...and the Wings may or may not have lost Mikael Samuelsson to what may or may not be a broken hand.

Update: Fox Sports Detroit's Trevor Thompson reports that Emmerton is "questionable" after taking a slap shot to the face, and....

Update #2: In text form, from Khan:

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard left Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury and will not return, the club said.

Howard left the game at 11:22 of the first period, during a TV break, with Nashville ahead 2-0.

Jonas Gustvasson, who just returned from a pulled groin, replaced him. Gustavsson had been out since Jan. 21 before returning on Sunday, getting a 2-1 win for the Grand Rapids Griffins in a conditioning stint.

Howard has started 14-of-16 games. He was 6-5-2, with a 2.97 goals-against average and .900 save percentage coming into the game.

Update #3: Cold comfort:

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DrewBehr's avatar

Cursed.

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 02/19/13 at 09:50 PM ET

Slumpy's avatar

I blame this run of injuries on Holland signing Carla Cola aka Mr. Glass. He brought some serious bad luck.

 

Posted by Slumpy from Detroit on 02/20/13 at 08:42 AM ET

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