Found February 04, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
Jimmy Howards broken right index finger will be either the best or worst case scenario for Red Wing backup goalie Ty Conklin. Not that Conklin or anybody else for that matter wanted to see Howard get injured, but in pro sports it comes down to opportunity. If anybody needs an opportunity to prove themselves, its Ty Conklin. Since he backstopped the Wings to 3-0 victory at Colorado way back on October 8, the 35-year-old goaltender has looked extremely uncomfortable patrolling the Detroit net. Conklin has played in 10 games thus far, 8 being starts, and is 3-5 with a GAA of 3.20, a save percentage of .886 and 1 shutout. He has won 2 of his last 3 starts, which has calmed the fears of some within the Detroit organization, but the Wings are still considering adding a netminder at the trade deadline. Coupled with the news that Howard will be out for more than 2 games that could become a four to six week timeline has me guessing that Ken Holland and company have just moved goalten...

Red Wings G Howard breaks finger, out two games

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard will be sidelined at least two games with a broken finger on his right hand, the team announced on Friday. Howard suffered the injury during the third period of Thursday's 4-3 shootout victory over the Vancouver Canucks. The All-Star netminder will miss the team's next two games of the road trip before being re-evaluated on Tuesday...

Red Wings-Coyotes set-up and overnight report: MacDonald or Conklin will face desperate Yotes team

The Detroit Red Wings head into what is, by Michigan standards, an “early” road game against Phoenix tonight (8 PM EST, NBC Sports/TSN2/WXYT) with something of a self-manufactured goaltending controversy and a particularly lackluster defensive performance in a 5-4 shootout loss against Edmonton to recover from… And the Wings will attempt to right their ship and go 4-for-5...

Red Wings vs Oilers Recap 2.4.2012

The Red Wings did not play well enough to win tonight. Conklin was bad. The power play and penalty kill were a disaster and the result was a loss.Jump for the recap: Once the Wings failed to score on that extended 5 on 3, the game was over. Yeah, they still had plenty of chances to come back, but that gave the Oilers a boost that they really didn't even need. The Wings didn...

Red Wings-Oilers wrap-up: a messy night and controversy on and off ice, here and in Sweden

The Detroit Red Wings spent Sunday morning flying to Phoenix probably feeling like Ales Hemsky did after he was very cleanly Kronwalled (and even the Edmonton Journal’s David Staples says the hit was clean)—probably a little dazed and confused as to how they’d managed to rally from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits to take a 4-3 lead on the Edmonton Oilers… And yet a three-goal third...

Red Wings’ Niklas Kronwall with a clean hit on Ales Hemsky

Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall landed a clean butt check on Ales Hemsky of the Edmonton Oilers. Kronwall was bloodied by Corey Potter and Hemsky had to go to the “quiet room” but has nothing more than a little cut on his upper lip—and Kronwall never left his feet:

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What to watch today: Red Wings take on Coyotes in desert

With Jimmy Howard out with a fractured finger, who will be in goal tonight when the Red Wings face host Phoenix at 8 (NBCSN)? Check out if it will by Ty Conklin or Joey MacDonald, who was brought up from the Grand Rapid Griffins. On Sunday, coach Mike Babcock would not disclose who the starter would be.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Red Wings best Canucks in shootout

Seriously…Shootouts The Detroit Red Wings rode their patented combination of speed and skill to overcome Ryan Kesler and the Vancouver Canucks in a 4-3 shootout victory Thursday at Rogers Arena. Kesler and the Canucks proved they can play with the best the Western Conference has to offer, but were unable to maintain an up-tempo style of play for a full sixty minutes against the...

Red Wings goalie Howard breaks finger in SO win

Dirty Wings

from Open Ice Hitter at the StarPhoenix, -      Interesting how the sports news crews and broadcasters refer vaguely to Patrick Sharp’s wrist injury …. Avoiding the mention of Jiri Hudler’s name, or the fact the Detroit Red Wing worm smashed Sharp’s wrist with a vicious slash …. Where is this going ? Yup. TO Brendan Shanahan … ex Detroit Red Wing …. Hudler should...

Red Wings' Jimmy Howard (finger) now out at least two weeks, possibly more

Goaltender Jimmy Howard said this morning he's got "no idea" how long he'll be out with a broken right index finger. "I'm hopeful it won't take the 4-to-6 weeks that they're calling for," Howard said. "Hopefully, it's only a couple of weeks."
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