Jimmy Howard Locked-Up For Three-years

Source: Sportsline.com | Jul 21st 2008, 8:10pm EDT

The Detroit Red Wings have signed backup goalie Jimmy Howard to a three-year contract. Although all financial terms were not disclosed Howard will earn $600,000 in 2008-2009.

Howard and Conklin are expected to battle for the backup role to Chris Osgood after Dominik Hasek retired earlier this summer. Howard was the Detroit Red Wings first pick in 2003.