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Quick Hits: Howard Gets Injured During Rehab with Griffins

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Jimmy Howard leaves Griffins game midway through third period | MLive

Jimmy Howard has sustained an injury during his rehab assignment with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Howard, who was recovering from a knee sprain in late December make a sprawling stop and had to leave the game.

The goalie signaled briefly to the bench as play continued then, after making a save, skated off hunched over and went straight to the locker room. He flexed his right leg at least once.

Malkin responds to Top 100 omission | TSN

Evgeni Malkin was left off the NHL’s 100 Greatest Players List. Although there were only six active players that made the list, his omission is a bit shocking since he’s one of the best players in the NHL and has a myriad of awards to boot.

“One hundred players is legend. Those players, they deserve to be on this list,” Malkin said. “But maybe I win a couple more trophies, a couple more Stanley Cups and maybe next year - the 101 NHL year - and they send me a great black jacket and I will be No. 101.”

What does a player with two Stanley Cups, a Conn Smythe and an Art Ross have to do to get some respect?