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Red Wings' Jimmy Howard hurts knee in practice

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 5:19pm  ET

After hitting Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard's (35) stick, Florida Panthers' Jesse Winchester falls to the ice during the third period of a NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. The Panthers won 3-2 in a shootout during overtime. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard was injured a knee in practice Wednesday.

That led to the Red Wings recalling Petr Mrazek from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins and putting forward Henrik Zetterberg on long-term injured reserve.

The Red Wings have ruled Howard out for Thursday night's game at Tampa Bay and plan to reevaluate him Friday in Detroit.

Zetterberg hasn't played since Dec. 1 because of a back injury and is eligible to return Dec. 28 against Florida.


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