Multiple media outlets are reporting that Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (pictured)

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will be out for 4-6 weeks after suffering a sprain to the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during the team's loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

The Wings have called up goalie Jared Coreau from the Grand Rapids Griffins to replace Howard on the roster.  Petr Mrazek is expected to get a majority of the action in goal with Howard out.

The Red Wings enter Friday's game at Florida with a 14-15-4 record, and 32 points.  They are seven points behind Boston for the third and final playoff berth in the Atlantic Division.

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