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Howard will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Sharks, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Backup Jonas Gustavsson received the start in goal for the Red Wings' previous game against the Kings, so it's not surprising that coach Mike Babcock will go back to Howard for Thursday's match. Over 13 career outings against the Sharks, Howard has had limited success, going 3-6-4 with a 2.79 GAA and .910 save percentage.

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Howard gave up three goals on 25 shots before falling 4-3 in the shootout to Anaheim on Monday.

The Jimmy hasn't exactly been a force to be reckoned with since returning on Feb. 11 from a groin injury, as he's picked up just one win on five starts. Howard's typically a nice fantasy option as the undisputed starter on a very good Detroit squad competing for the top spot in the Atlantic Division, but he'll certainly need to be better than the 11 goals he's coughed up over the last three contests. Look for the American netminder to continue to work out the kinks as Detroit's road trip continues this week against L.A., San Jose and Nashville.

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Howard will start in net Monday against the Ducks, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.Howard struggled in his last outing and was pulled after allowing six goals on 32 shots to the Stars. Despite the outing, he still remains the clear top goaltender ahead of Jonas Gustavsson, and he will be in the crease once again Monday.

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Howard was pulled Saturday against Dallas after giving up six goals on 32 shots.It was a rough night for Howard, but he didn't get credited with a loss, as Jonas Gustavsson entered the game late in regulation and helped the Wings comeback and beat the Stars 7-6 in overtime. Howard's been pretty up-and-down of late, having allowed at least four goals in three of his last 10 outings. He now owns a 17-8-8 record on the season with a .918 save percentage and 2.22 GAA. He boast impressive rate stats, so despite some recent inconsistent, Howard remains one of the better fantasy tendies around.

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Howard will get the start between the pipes Saturday against the Stars, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.Saturday will mark Howard's fourth consecutive start in net for the Red Wings. He's been solid this season, going 17-8-8 with a 2.10 GAA and a .921 save percentage through 36 games with Detroit this year. However, he faces an unfavorable matchup on Saturday, as Dallas averages 3.09 goals scored per game, good for fourth best in the NHL.

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Howard made 32 saves on 34 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Blackhawks.Howard kept the Red Wings in the game for most of the night, and finally seems to be finding his groove after returning from an injury in mid February. He's now 17-8-8 on the season with a .921 save percentage and a 2.10 GAA in 36 appearances.

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Howard will man the net for Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks.After a rough return from his groin injury last Saturday against the Jets, Howard rebounded with a superb outing in defeat Monday, keeping the Habs off the board for the first 57 minutes before conceding the game-winner to Max Pacioretty. Wednesday's outing will present another tough test for Howard, but he's still probably a safe play for fantasy owners. When healthy this season, Howard has generally been at the peak of his game, delivering a 2.11 GAA and .921 save percentage over his 35 appearances.

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Howard stopped 27 of 28 shots but was on the losing end of Monday's 2-0 game against the Canadiens.Howard looked much better in his second start back from a groin injury, and actually carried a shutout for the first 57 minutes of the contest. He may still continue to shake off some rust from his time off going forward, but it was still encouraging to see Howard turn in a sharp performance despite the loss.

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Howard is slated to start Monday's game against the Canadiens, mlive.com reports.On the heels of a 5-4 shootout loss Saturday to the Jets, Howard is in line to make his second start after missing over a month with a groin injury. Overall, Howard sports a 2.14 GAA and a .919 save percentage in 34 games to date.

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Howard made 34 saves but was on the wrong end of a 5-4 shootout loss Saturday against the Jets.Howard, who had missed the Red Wings' previous 11 games with a groin injury, wasn't at his best in his first outing in more than a month. He did manage to flash a quick glove on a few occasions, most notably in overtime, when he denied a potential game-winner on a Mathieu Perreault breakaway shot. Howard would also hold serve with Winnipeg goalie Michael Hutchinson for the first three rounds of the shootout before Drew Stafford beat him for the deciding tally. Despite the so-so showing, coach Mike Babcock quickly confirmed after the loss that Howard would receive the start for the team's next game Monday against the Canadiens, according to Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News.