COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard suffered a bruised knee with 7:17 to play in the first period Friday in Columbus and will not return to the game.
Howard was shaken up following a shot by Derick Brassard and needed some assistance getting off the ice.
No word yet on how long he's expected to be out.
He has been replaced by Joey MacDonald.
The Red Wings already are missing Chris Osgood, who is out six-to-eight weeks after having surgery on Tuesday for a sports hernia.
The injuries continue to add up, it will be extremely difficult for the next few weeks.
Edited by Pat, 14 January 2011 - 08:09 PM.