Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was selected to the All-Star game for the second time on Wednesday.
Howard had been allowing an average of 2.11 goals, fourth in the league, and had been selected for the All-Star Game.
Jimmy Howard injured his groin early in the first period of a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Washington Capitals on Saturday, just hours after being named to the 2015 NHL All-Star roster.
The 2015 NHL All-Star jerseys were announced on Friday as “a bold, fresh jersey design is the perfect complement to the speed and agility of those selected to play.”
Howard remained down on his stomach as the trainer came out. After about five minutes, he rose to his knees, was placed on a stretcher and carted to the locker room.
The two teams will be determined during the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft on Friday, Jan. 23. Captains for each squad will be announced next week.
‘Tis the season to be merry — and that’s exactly what the Detroit Red Wings goalies are up to.
The Red Wings and Jimmy Howard revealed on Thursday the mask that Howard would wear for Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins for Hockey Fights Cancer Night.
“We have to continue to move the puck better and get better structurally,” coach Mike Babcock said, “but I like lots of things about us.”
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard showed off his brand new mask at captain’s practice Friday, August 29, 2014.