Red Wings, G Howard agree to $31.8M deal

Updated: April 16, 2013, 3:05 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings and goalie Jimmy Howard agreed to a $31.8 million, six-year contract Tuesday, keeping him off the market as a free agent this summer.

The 29-year-old Howard is in his fourth season as the Red Wings' top goalie.

"We're extremely pleased to have Jimmy under contract for the next six seasons," general manager Ken Holland said. "He's entering the prime of his career and over the last four years has gained a tremendous amount of regular season and postseason ...

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