Ty Conklin has signed a one-year $750,000 contract with the Detroit Red Wings. "Ty Conklin has the inside track, but if Jimmy Howard is the obvious #2 guy (after pre-season), we'll reassess the situation." GM Ken Holland said. "We want Jimmy Howard to play some games ... we're going to let them fight it out in training camp."
Conklin signed a one-way contract and would have to clear waiver if sent to the minors, while Howard has one more season without needing to clearing waivers.