NHL Notes; Howard Injury, Legwand Retirement, Joe Sakic Firing?

By Jacob Carmendy
Dec. 23, 2016

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

?A few notes from around the league; 

-Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard is out for the next 6 weeks with an MCL sprain, the Red Wings have confirmed. Howard has been stellar in net for the Wings this year, putting up a 1.96 GAA and a .934 SV%. 

-NHL Forward David Legwand has announced his retirement. Legwand played for the Predators, Red Wings, and Sabres during his successful career in the league. 

-Avalanche GM Joe Sakic could be in the hot seat due to the team's awful season to this point. Colorado currently sits at the bottom of the standings in the west and has overall underperformed in the past few seasons.