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 - 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.