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Hasek sitting out vs. Hawks for precautionary reasons

DETROIT -- Red Wings goalie Dominik Hasek won't dress for
Friday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks as a
precautionary measure because of some tenderness in his thigh.

The team said it recalled goalie Jimmy Howard from its AHL
affiliate in Grand Rapids to back up Chris Osgood Friday night.
Howard is 16-14-1 with the Griffins this season, with a 2.81 goals
against average and a .904 save percentage.

Howard is 1-2-0 in four NHL appearances.