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More problems for the Wings: Jimmy Howard’s groin is acting up again

Mar 20, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

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The Red Wings have had enough problems of late over the last month but after Jimmy Howard returned from his groin injury a couple weeks ago, they felt they could at least relax about matters in goal.

That is until today when Ansar Khan of Mlive.com reported that Howard’s groin is acting up again and that the team has put Ty Conklin on re-entry waivers. Khan reports from Wings GM Ken Holland that Howard’s injury is day-to-day and that it isn’t serious. If Conklin clears waivers, he will join the team in New York where they’ll take on the Rangers tomorrow night (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

The Wings were already dealing with Joey MacDonald being bothered by a bad back and have Jordan Pearce up in place of him already. With Conklin on the way back to the team and Howard out for any amount of time, it’s up to Conklin to try and keep the Red Wings in fourth place in the Western Conference. That’s an unenviable task for anyone.

  1. geo91 - Mar 20, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    My god, just sit the entire starting lineup for the season, I don’t care if we become the 8th seed. We need to get these guys healthy

  2. bensawesomeness - Mar 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Sure. Lets put in Ty against the Rangers. nothing could POSSIBLY go wrong there.

    This last stretch has been brutal, everybody just looks like we’re a half step behind and getting all the bad bounces.

  3. hockinj25 - Mar 20, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Let’s just go for the 6 seed and play the Pacific winner first round. It should be easier than playing Nashville.

    • bensawesomeness - Mar 20, 2012 at 2:55 PM

      was just thinking the same thing – It sets up a second round matchup against St. Louis (unless the 8 seed beats them, then all hell breaks loose )
      and i always thought we had a leg up on the Blues for some reason

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