NEW YORK — The Detroit Red Wings are expected to announce an extension for goaltender Jimmy Howard this week.
The one-year deal is expected to be in the $4 million range. Howard turns 35 on March 26, and a one-year deal offers little risk for the Wings. If he plays well, he’ll get another one-year extension.
I don’t think this news surprises anyone after Ken Holland decided not to move Howard at the trade deadline a month ago. The reported cap hit in the $4M range would be less than his current $5.29M.
Howard made 41 saves in the Wings 3-2 win over the Rangers. He currently has a 19-20-5 record this season.