(Photo by Bill Wippert/NHL)
Detroit continues their road trip tonight as they take on the Buffalo Sabres on a night Dominik Hasek's jersey is sent to the rafters. Dom's countryman, Petr Mrazek will take over in goal after the Red Wings lost Jimmy Howard Saturday night in Washington. An MRI done Sunday showed a slight groin tear. Howard underwent an ultrasound Monday to further assess the injury. The Red Wings think Howard could miss up to four weeks, which takes him off the NHL All-Star roster. Detroit is about to play five games in eight days, which will test Mrazek. The Red Wings are without forwards Johan Franzen (possible concussion) and Tomas Jurco (back) and defenseman Jakub Kindl (elbow). Tonight will be the third time these two clubs meet, Buffalo winning the first in shootout, and Detroit winning at home 6-3, Detroit scored four times third period, including the final three on power plays.
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