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Wounded Wings: Howard leaves game vs. Preds

Feb 19, 2013, 8:58 PM EST

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The Detroit Red Wings are enduring some poor injury luck this season, with workhorse goalie Jimmy Howard being the latest victim.

Howard suffered an upper-body injury during Tuesday’s game against the Nashville Predators and won’t return, according to the team.

Losing their 28-year-old goalie hurts, especially if this ends up being serious. Howard’s numbers have been up and down, yet he’s played in 14 of the Red Wings’ 16 games this season, so it’s obvious he’s needed.

That’s not the only problem that cropped up on Tuesday, either.

At this rate, the Red Wings could end up being the Grand Rapids Griffins plus Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.

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