The 22-year-old Mrazek led the Red Wings to nine wins in 11 games with their top two goaltenders injured. He has allowed two goals in three games.
The 86-year-old Howe was expected to attend the event despite two disabling strokes late last year. His family says his health has improved after stem-cell treatment as part of a clinical trial in Mexico.
Petr Mrazek had 28 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
The Red Wings also assigned goalie Tom McCollum to Grand Rapids.
However taxing, Detroit’s upcoming trip will have an element of fun because each player can bring a dad or mentor along for the excursion.
The Red Wings overcame two second-period penalties and took a 2-0 lead on Brendan Smith’s one-timer with 47 seconds remaining in the period.
Petr Mrazek gave up five goals in two periods Thursday to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who jumped into first place in the East with the win.
The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Thursday night.
Fans attending Saturday’s game against the New York Rangers will be the first to officially utilize the service.