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.
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?