Jimmy Howard said that he has been dealing with the flu and didn't have a concussion as was speculated.
Jimmy Howard will serve as Detroit's backup goaltender in Game 5.
There has been some speculation that Jimmy Howard sustained a concussion in Game 3 after being kneed in the head by Carl Soderberg during a scrum around the Detroit net.
Jimmy Howard was too sick to skate on Friday.
Jimmy Howard wasn't able to start in Game 4 because of the flu.
Jimmy Howard and the Red Wings fell 3-0 to the Bruins in Game 3 on Tuesday night, falling behind 2-1 in the series.
Jimmy Howard wasn't able to repeat his shutout performance from Game 2 as the Boston Bruins beat his Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in Game 2 to tie the series at 1-1.
Jimmy Howard found his mojo on Friday night, kicking aside all 25 Bruins shots to lift Detroit to a 1-0 victory in Game 1.
A key to the Bruins-Red Wings series will be how well Jimmy Howard will be able to hold Boston's talented group of forwards off the scoresheet.
Jimmy Howard's four game winning streak came to a halt on Friday night as the Hurricanes came into Detroit and beat the Red Wings 2-1.
Jimmy Howard blocked 25 of 27 shots to help Detroit inch closer to a playoff berth after disposing of the Sabres 4-1 on Tuesday.
Jimmy Howard stopped 21 of 23 on Friday night, enough to earn a 3-2 win over Buffalo and giving the Wings some breathing room in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Jimmy Howard was very sharp for the Red Wings on Wednesday night in a 3-2 victory over the Bruins.
Jimmy Howard made 25 saves in the Red Wings' 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.