The Detroit Red Wings announced Friday that goaltender Jimmy Howard will miss the team's next two games because of a broken finger.
Howard appeared to injure the finger on his blocker hand on a shot during a scramble sequence in front of the Detroit goal just four minutes into the third period of Thursday night's game in Vancouver. He was grimacing after, and shook out the hand repeatedly before having the index finger taped up on the bench and returning to play the rest of the period, overtime and the shootout, stopping both attempts in a 4-3 Red Wings' victory.
Howard, an All-Star this year who leads the NHL with 32 victories, will be re-evaluated Tuesday when the team returns to Detroit following its four-game road trip.
Backup Ty Conklin has struggled in his limited appearances this season. In 10 games, he is 3-5-0 with a 3.20 goals-against average and .886 save percentage.
The Red Wings recalled goaltender Joey MacDonald from the American Hockey League. Detroit's next game is Saturday night in Edmonton.