Wings lock up Howard for two more years

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings signed goaltender Jimmy Howard to a two-year contract extension on Monday.

The deal is worth $4.5 million, according to the Free Press.

Howard, 26, has posted a 30-12-3 record with a 2.79 goals-against average and .908 save percentage this season for the Central Division leaders.

The New York native and Maine product finished as a runner-up last season for the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie after going 37-15-10 with a 2.26 GAA and .924 save percentage.

Howard was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.


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