Detroit Red Wings No. 1 goalie Jimmy Howard described himself as doubtful to play against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday. On the bright side he also said his bruised hand isn’t a serious injury earning a day-to-day label.

Another bright side is that Jonas Gustavsson looked very sharp against the Boston Bruins earning Detroit a 3-2 win. Then again it’s probably not the Red Wings’ preference to play the injury-prone netminder in back-to-back games.