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Report: Bad news out of Detroit!

Not a good timing to lose him...

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Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard will be out tomorrow to face the Tampa Bay Lightning with a lower-body injury, as reported on Twitter by hockey insider Helene St.James earlier today on Twitter. Howard was injured in the second period of last night game against the . He was able to finish the game, but was unable to skate this morning. His is considered as day-to-day.

Howard, drafted 64th overall by Detroit in 2003, has started 435 games in the NHL, posting a 213-136-60 with a 2.45 goal-against average and a .916 save percentage.

So far this season, the 33-year old netminder has a 14-12-6 record along with a 2.64 goal-against average and a .916 save percentage. 

The Red Wings are currently fourth in the Atlantic division with a record of 17-16-7. The Lightning have a record of 29-8-3, good for the first position in the Atlantic. Peter Mrazek will get the start for the Wings, and he will be facing Louis Domingue, who will get his first start since being acquired from the Arizona Coyotes on November 14th. 

ICYMI: Michael Matheson scored a great goal against the Wings last night, but Detroit still won that game 4-2.