Howard is out again, day-to-day with a strained groin.
MacDonald was out recently with back issues, and anyone who's ever had back pain knows, those can flare up again at any time.
The just called up Conklin, which I believe is their 2nd call up since the trade deadline.
What happens if they have to use up the remaining two before or during the playoffs? What if they're used up and one of their 2 goalies is out of commission again? Is there a way for them to get a replacement, or do they have to put pads on some random guy?
Hopefully they're in trouble. They play a boring style of play when they're up a goal, they don't believe in fighting really, and almost all of their players are allowed to protest calls. It's like they all have C's and A's on their jerseys.
if Detroit has to go to the playoffs with Ty Conklin as their starter that would certainly hurt their chances, and if Howard is out for very long they could definitely drop all the way to 6th, which they might not mind anyway...
but with their lineup, they will never be in too bad a shape unless they get down to their equivalent of Chet Pickard...