Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/22/14

DENVER - OCTOBER 24: Goaltender Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings defends the goal against the Colorado Avalanche during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on October 24, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Red Wings 3-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Via DetroitHockey.net’s Clark Rasmussen and RedWingsFeed, Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard did speak to Piet Van Zant after his blocker hand took a ding from a collision with a Canucks player during last night’s win, but I’m not sure whether this Twitter post from Aaron Ward is accurate: Report out of Detroit that Joey McDonald has been called up.Jimmy Howard sustained a hand injury in the win over Vancouver last night. #TSN We’ll find out whether this is true over the next hour or two. Here’s hoping that if this is true, it’s nothing more than a broken fingernail. Update: Oh boy, per TSN’s Darren Dreger: Word is Jimmy Howard has a broken pinkie, should be out about 2 weeks or so… Update #2: Make that oh sh**, per ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun: Following up @aaronward_nhl and news on Jimmy Howard injury. It’s suspected Howard suffered a broken finger. #TSN
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