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Red Wings’ Howard cleared after blurry vision scare

Feb 21, 2013, 8:59 AM EST

Jimmy Howard AP

The Detroit Red Wings haven’t had much luck this season when it’s come to injuries, so when 28-year-old goaltender left Tuesday’s game for what was later revealed to be blurry vision, you could be forgiven if you assumed the worst.

Fortunately for the Red Wings, this is one instance where they seem to have caught a break.

Howard has been cleared to play after undergoing tests Wednesday, according to the Detroit Free Press. It remains to be seen if he’ll start tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Red Wings have endured over 100 man-games lost to injuries and will have to move forward without forward Mikael Samuelsson, who has a fractured finger and will miss a minimum of two weeks.

Detroit’s lost four straight contests and has slipped into a tie for eighth place in the Western Conference. Playing against the last place Blue Jackets might be just what they need.

  1. wingsfan13 - Feb 21, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Finally we catch a break!! now we need to get some of our D-Men back and Helm and Bertuzzi wouldn’t hurt either. It would be nice to finally see the whole team play,

    • fusionix7 - Feb 21, 2013 at 2:36 PM

      Helm is key. More speed centering the third line. Pushes Abby to the 4th line making a more balance team. It’s definitely telling right now how important he is is to this team.

  2. polegojim - Feb 21, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Samuelsson has turned into Glass Man. Time to move on.

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