Jimmy Suffers Broken Finger – May God Help Us All…

howard16The worst thing imaginable happened during last night’s game-Jimmy Howard was hurt.  Per MLive:

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard suffered a broken finger on his right hand during Thursday’s 4-3 shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks and will miss the next two games of Detroit’s road trip.

Ok, two games…so maybe not the worst thing imaginable, but it’ll be a taste of it.

Hit the jump for more details. 

Originally, the reports have said two weeks. Per TSN:

Word is Jimmy Howard has a broken pinkie, should be out about 2 weeks or so…

Hopefully the Wings aren’t pulling a fast one on us and it is only a few games.  Either way, the next week or so, Conklin will be playing for his job.  If we have to rely on MacDonald in anyway (who was called up today) that’s a bad sign.