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Ty Conklin clears waivers, gets start vs. Rangers tonight

Mar 21, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

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After sweating things out for the past 24 hours, Detroit has a starting goalie for tonight’s battle with the New York Rangers.

Veteran backup Ty Conklin cleared re-entry waivers and according to Helene St. James of the Free Press, will get the start on Broadway this evening. With Jimmy Howard again bothered by groin issues and Joey MacDonald out with back problems, the Wings had put the call out to bring back Conklin.

Had Conklin not cleared, rookie Jordan Pearce would’ve gotten the call tonight to make his first career NHL start. Instead, Conklin will make his first appearance with the Wings since February 4 when he gave up three goals in 20 minutes to the Edmonton Oilers. On the upside for the Wings, Howard tells St. James that he’s hopeful to start Saturday’s game against Carolina.

  1. cmutimmah - Mar 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Clearing waivers twice in one season, congrats Conklin, nobody wants you!

    • drunkbro - Mar 21, 2012 at 1:20 PM

      central division team should’ve signed him to be an asshole haha

    • bensawesomeness - Mar 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

      NY should have claimed him

  2. jpelle82 - Mar 21, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    i’m rooting for him tonight.

  3. reachers87 - Mar 21, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    That is a gift for the blue shirts. Hope Ty stands on his head. Go Pens!

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