Jimmy Howard questionable for Thursday

Jimmy Howard is questionable to play in Thursday’s game against Colorado. Howard is dealing with a hand injury which has kept him out of the last couple of games for Detroit.

“I talked to Jimmy between periods, and they put ice on the hand and said the swelling was going down,” coach Mike Babcock said after Tuesday’s win over Columbus. “So I don’t know that means he’ll play against Colorado or Phoenix (Saturday).” The Wings have received good goaltending from Jonas Gustavsson while Howard has been sidelined by a bruised hand.