Jimmy Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jimmy Howard open to being traded

    Today's Slapshot "The Detroit Red Wings saw starting netminder Jimmy Howard lose his number one position with the team during the 2015-16 season, moving to play second fiddle to younger netminder Petr Mrazek during both the regular season and the final stretch of the postseason. Now, he – and his nearly $5.3..." April 25

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    Coach Blashill confirms Jimmy Howard will start Game 1. All other lineup decisions to be made after warmups. #LGRW #DETvsTBL

  • Red Wings goalie Howard leaves game after collision

    NHL.com "Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard left the game Sunday against the Dallas Stars with 12:51 remaining in the third period after being hit in the head by Stars center Jason Spezza. However, coach Jeff Blashill said after the Red Wings' 4-1 loss that Howard did not go through the..." November 09

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Howard is leaving game and Mrazek is coming in with 12:51 left.

  • Jimmy Howard to start Red Wings opener

    Detroit News "Jimmy Howard will get the nod as starting goalie when the Red Wings open their regular season Friday against Toronto. Howard, who lost his starting job to Petr Mrazek late last season and into the playoffs, has been impressive in the exhibition season (3-0-0, 2.00 goals-against average, 94.2..." October 08

  • Good experience for Mrazek; so what of Howard?

    Detroit Free Press "Petr Mrazek went home sadder, but wiser. He deserved a better fate, Red Wings teammates maintained, than losing his first Game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, because Mrazek was, as captain Henrik Zetterberg put it, "outstanding. He gave us a chance to win every night." Mrazek's statistics..." May 02

  • Howard disappointed he's not starting for Red Wings

    Detroit Free Press "Jimmy Howard admitted today that he was disappointed about not being the starting goaltender for the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 on Thursday. Wings coach Mike Babcock announced Monday that Petr Mrazek was getting the nod when the series against the Tampa Bay Lightning begins Thursday in..." April 15

  • Wings' Mrazek will start Saturday after Howard pulled

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock didn't need a day to think about who should start in goal on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Babcock said after a 6-4 loss on Thursday night to the Sharks that Petr Mrazek would get the next start for the Wings. Jimmy Howard started for the..." March 27

  • Red Wings' Howard will dress as backup Wednesday

    NHL.com "Jimmy Howard will dress Wednesday as the Detroit Red Wings backup goalie, and should be ready to play Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets, according to the team's Twitter. The news was announced by coach Mike Babcock, who said Howard, out since sustaining a groin injury Jan. 10 against the..." February 10

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    The Wheel Deal @Bill_Roose

    #RedWings Howard will backup Mrazek Wednesday vs. Penguins. Babcock says he's going with the hot goaltender. Gives Howie extra healing time.

  • Wings' Howard hopes to return vs. Penguins

    Detroit News "Jimmy Howard has a date on the calendar circled. Howard, recovering from a slight groin tear, is pointing to Feb. 11 game in Pittsburgh as his return to the lineup. Howard has been out since injuring himself in the first period of the Jan. 10 game in Washington. "That's what we're..." February 03

  • Howard starts skating, feels optimistic

    NHL.com "For the first time since slightly tearing a groin muscle on Jan. 10, Jimmy Howard returned to the ice, albeit for a short time Monday afternoon under the watchful eye of goaltending coach Jim Bedard at the Taylor Sportsplex. “It was nice to be able to get out there, even though it was only for..." January 27

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    Brendan Savage @BrendanSavage

    Ken Holland said ultrasound confirms Jimmy Howard has slight groin tear; out 2-4 weeks

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    Brendan Savage @BrendanSavage

    Jimmy Howard's All-Star Game status: “He won’t play in the All-Star Game for sure," said coach Mike Babcock.

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Jimmy Howard said he's good to start in Montreal

  • Red Wings' Jimmy Howard eager to show he still has it

    Detroit News "Few players are as excited about the new season as Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard. And why not? Howard would just as soon forget last season, which can be called inconsistent at best. "It was definitely frustrating," Howard said of last season. "It was one of those things you just learn..." October 09

  • Slimmer Jimmy Howard ‘can’t wait’ for new season

    Detroit Free Press "Jimmy Howard began his off-season cherishing the birth of his second son, then got to work. He enters the season sleeker and lighter, even as his burden is to distance himself from a season he’s the first to admit was an utter disappointment. He is penciled in to show off his new form in half..." September 24

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Mike Babcock says Jonas Gustavsson starting Game 5 at Boston. Jimmy Howard didn't practice because of flu, assumption is he'll back up.

  • Even as third-stringer, Red Wings' Jimmy Howard preparing like he always does

    Detroit Free Press "Jimmy Howard is used to being a go-to guy, but any role will do on a stage this spectacular. After getting a good night’s sleep, Howard put in a good practice Tuesday for Team USA, which begins its preliminary round Thursday against Detroit Red Wings teammate Tomas Tatar’s Slovakia. Howard..." February 12

  • Oh, what a relief: Jimmy Howard rescues Wings as sub

    Detroit News "Jimmy Howard earned a shutout and victory Monday and he probably should have gotten a save, too. Howard relieved Jonas Gustavsson after the first period after Gustavsson became dizzy between periods, Justin Abdelkader scored a second-period goal and an empty-net goal, and the Red Wings defeated..." February 04

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Jimmy Howard (knee) expects to be ready Tuesday at Philadelphia

  • Red Wings' Howard to miss at least a week: report

    NHL.com "The Detroit Red Wings will be without goaltender Jimmy Howard again, according to media reports. Ansar Khan of MLive.com reported Tuesday that Howard said he has fluid on his left knee and will stay off the ice for a week. Howard doesn't think it's as serious as when the same knee kept him out..." January 21

  • Red Wings need Jimmy Howard back in winning form for 2014

    Detroit Free Press "The Red Wings began the second half of their season with a game that managed to sum up their first half: Lose in a shoot-out, deal with new injuries. They took Thursday off, after spending Wednesday relishing the opportunity to play at Michigan Stadium in the Winter Classic. The 3-2 shoot-out..." January 03

  • Jimmy Howard makes U.S. Olympic team, joins Ryan Miller and Jonathan Quick

    Yahoo! Sports "According to the Detroit Free Press, the U.S. Olympic goaltending group is set for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Helene St. James reports that Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard will snag the third goalie slot behind Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings and Ryan Miller for the Buffalo Sabres, who..." December 30

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #RedWings' Jimmy Howard said he was "ahead of schedule" working back from knee injury. Thinks he can return before Winter Classic.

  • Wounded Wing: Howard (MCL sprain) out 2-4 weeks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jimmy Howard‘s knee injury is a Grade 1 MCL sprain, according to Detroit GM Ken Holland, meaning the Red Wings goalie will miss the next 2-4 weeks of action. News of the diagnosis comes just one day after Horward said he wasn’t “that concerned about” the injury, telling reporters he didn’t..." December 13

  • Red Wings' Howard believes knee injury not serious

    NHL.com "Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard believes a left knee injury sustained at practice Wednesday isn't serious and is hoping he'll be sidelined for just 1-2 weeks. Howard is scheduled to have an MRI on Friday morning. "I don't think I'm that concerned about it," Howard told MLive.com..." December 12

  • Red Wings' Jonas Gustavsson hopes he is pushing Jimmy Howard for more playing time

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said recently that his team will go only far as Jimmy Howard takes them. That might be true, but right now, Jonas Gustavsson is taking them to the win column more often. The backup goaltender has played better than Howard this season, and is earning more..." December 06

  • Jimmy Howard right back to old self in net

    Detroit News "It was sturdy ol’, non-glitzy Jimmy Howard, again. The Islanders sought a jump on the Red Wings early in the game Friday, and they got it. But, after taking a break and decompressing, perhaps, after a string of losses, especially in overtime and the shootout, that saw him nearly “winless for..." November 30

  • Wings will go with Jonas Gustavsson again over slumping Jimmy Howard

    Detroit News "The Red Wings will go back to goalie Jonas Gustavsson Wednesday when they host the Boston Bruins. Gustavsson hasn't a lost game in regulation time this season (5-0-1), and is coming off a sound 21-save effort Sunday in a 3-1 victory over Buffalo. Jimmy Howard is 5-7-6, hasn't won in seven..." November 26

  • Wings’ Howard (hand blood) to miss second straight game

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jimmy Howard won’t be in goal for Detroit when the Wings take on the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night according to Columbus play-by-play man Jeff Rimer. Howard 29 suffered a hand injury over the weekend and was held out of Monday’s matinee affair over Boston — a 3-2 decision won by backup Jonas..." October 15

  • Red Wings’ Howard (hand) doubtful for Tuesday

    Pro Hockey Talk "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..." October 14

  • Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard preparing for what could be especially memorable season

    Michigan Live "Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wing are in store for a season that will be busier than usual. Especially in the next six months. "We've got a lot going on don't we?" the Red Wings veteran goaltender said. "Winter Classic. A lot of guys here are trying for Olympic spots. 'HBO 24-7.' It's..." September 01

  • Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard has Olympics in his sights

    Detroit News "The Stanley Cup is the ultimate prize for goalie Jimmy Howard something he’d love to be part of bringing to the Red Wings organization. But this season there’s the added nugget of attempting to make the U.S. Olympic hockey roster and being part of the national team in the Sochi Olympics in..." August 16

  • Wings' Jimmy Howard remains composed despite shaky play around him

    Detroit News "Jimmy Howard undoubtedly was talking to himself during the third period of Monday night's Game 6 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. And the Red Wings goaltender might as well have been talking to himself afterward, too, as he addressed the media and snapped off a succession of short answers to..." May 29

  • Jimmy Howard accepts big money for starring role without ego

    Detroit News "He'd faced an opponent's best shots and hadn't flinched once, pitching a playoff shutout Thursday night in front of a sold-out home crowd at Joe Louis Arena. Afterward, as reporters peppered Jimmy Howard with questions inside the Red Wings' dressing room, the goaltender deflected them all with..." May 25

  • The time is now for Red Wings; goalie Jimmy Howard could hold key

    Detroit News "Now we find out for sure. Now we learn if the Red Wings are on more than just an unexpected wild ride. They've been to many places over the years but never to this place, as the persistent agitator on the scent of a stunner. No, upsets don't qualify as monstrous in the Stanley Cup playoffs..." May 23

  • Game after game, Red Wings' Jimmy Howard shows his mettle, leadership

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Bedard, the Red Wings’ goaltending coach, was in Ithaca, N.Y., scouting an 18-and-under hockey game. He was there to watch a goalie from one team, but the one at the other end of the rink caught his eye. At the time, Bedard didn’t even know this kid’s name. “I was amazed at his..." May 20

  • Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard is up for the challenge against Blackhawks

    Detroit News "Normally, one playoff series doesn't define a team or validate a plan. But this isn't a normal season, and the Red Wings just won their most important series in years. Now comes the chance to accelerate the process even more, with a second-round collision against the Blackhawks. And while..." May 14

  • Wings goalie Jimmy Howard aware of his importance

    Detroit News "He will be the most important guy on the ice tonight. Goalkeepers usually are, especially in the playoffs. But Jimmy Howard was busy Thursday, identifying reality for his team. "Well, it's the same thing as it was at the end of the year, you know?" he said, after he and the Red Wings landed..." May 10

  • Howard must be better if Red Wings want to win series

    Detroit News "Kids unravel at times, which isn't an excuse, just a biological truism. So if the Red Wings truly plan to morph from understated upstart into big-game Duck-hunter, they need direction from the guys that know the way. That means Johan Franzen, who's invigorated again, and Henrik Zetterberg and..." May 04

  • Jimmy Howard's stellar play gives underdog Wings a fighting chance

    Detroit News "As they scrutinize the schedule for the Stanley Cup playoffs, many observers search the conference quarterfinals for the hot goaltender on the hot team which annually garners the big upset, when a seventh- or eighth-seeded team eliminates a first or second. Jimmy Howard was named the NHL's..." April 30

  • Howard, Zetterberg, Yakupov named 'Stars' of week

    NHL.com "Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg and Edmonton Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending April 28. Howard posted a 4-0-0 record, 0.75 goals-against average, .969 save percentage and two shutouts..." April 29

  • Jimmy Howard's goaltending, Wings' grit show postseason begins now

    Detroit News "It matters, and yes, it matters a lot. In case anyone wondered, that was the Red Wings' point — two points, actually — as the last desperate push began. This wasn't quite single-elimination hockey, but it was close. And with their 21-year postseason streak teetering, the Wings went ahead and..." April 23

  • Wings' Howard officially signs 6-year $31.8 million deal

    Michigan Live "Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings agreed today on a six-year contract extension that will pay the veteran goaltender $31.8 million and keep him with the club through the 2018-19 season. The new deal is worth $5.3 million per season and more than doubles Howard's current salary of $2.25..." April 16

  • Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard merits hefty contract

    Detroit News "Jimmy Howard showed up at Joe Louis Arena in 2009 after a long apprenticeship in Grand Rapids and a promising college career at Maine, and the Red Wings still did not know if he was a keeper or one they might have to throw back. Two weeks in, Howard established his reliability and his..." April 12

  • Red Wings, Jimmy Howard agree to six-year contract extension

    Detroit Free Press "Two years ago, goaltender Jimmy Howard admitted he fretted over contract negotiations. This year, amid the blur and bustle of a lockout-shortened season, he’s had little time to worry about securing the six-year contract he and the Red Wings reached in agreement today. “To be honest, it..." April 11

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    Aaron Ward @

    Sounds like Detroit Red Wings and Jimmy Howard are on the verge of coming to terms on a 6 year deal paying in the range of 5.3 M per

  • Jimmy Howard is mid-season MVP for second straight year

    Michigan Live "For the second year in a row, MLive.com readers have named goaltender Jimmy Howard the Detroit Red Wings mid-season Most Valuable Player. Of the 1,008 people who cast ballots in our poll, Howard got a vote from 347 people. That's 34.2 percent of the vote. Damien Brunner, the first-year..." March 12

  • Wings played 'loosest game' in some time, but Jimmy Howard was there again to bail them out

    Michigan Live "Jimmy Howard was an All-Star in 2012, but few expected him to post numbers as impressive, following key personnel losses in the offseason and a rash of injuries this year. But, while Howard's statistics don't stand out, he has been sharp most nights. In some games, he's been..." March 06