Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard was placed on injured reserve Sunday, the Red Wings announced. Goalie Tom McCollum was recalled from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League.
Howard left the game Saturday against the Washington Capitals on a stretcher after sustaining a groin injury. After leaving a puck behind his own net, Howard attempted to stretch across the crease to stop a stuff-in move by Troy Brouwer, and remained on the ice after the goal was scored.
"We are doing an ultrasound [Monday] to confirm we have the right info," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told MLive.com Sunday.
"I would say tonight he's out 2-4 weeks but we don't really know," Holland added. "He has a slight groin tear, and we've put him on IR, so he's out a minimum of a week."
Howard was named to the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Saturday as Detroit's lone representative. He's 16-7-7 with a .920 save percentage and a 2.11 goals-against average. He was replaced Saturday by Peter Mrazek.
Mrazek has been with Detroit because of an injury to regular backup Jonas Gustavsson (shoulder), who has been out since Nov. 5.