Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says a groin injury will prevent starting goalie Jimmy Howard from playing in the NHL All-Star Game in two weeks.
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.”
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, named to his second NHL All-Star game earlier Saturday, left early in the first period with a groin injury after attempting to make the save on Brouwer’s goal.
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.
Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard left after the first period with a lower-body injury. His counterpart, Jaroslav Halak, had 17 saves for New York.
Kronwall’s power-play goal with 4:33 remaining in the first period gave the Red Wings the lead, and van Riemsdyk tied it 60 seconds later with his power-play score.
Riley Sheahan and Nyquist also scored in the first for Detroit and Jimmy Howard finished with 24 saves. The Red Wings fell to 1-5 in shootouts this season.
Mike Santorelli scored Toronto’s second shootout goal, and the Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Wednesday night.