Howard 'probably not' re-signing with Red Wings, doesn't want to retire
Jimmy Howard is leaning toward leaving the only NHL franchise he's ever played for.
Howard, who's a pending unrestricted free agent, added that he's not planning to retire.
"Someone is going to have to tell me I can't play anymore," he said, adding that 2019-20 isn't the way he wants to end his career.
The 36-year-old also said he's been training for the last two months and that he talked to his family about relocating for a year if he can't play for a team close to home.
Howard struggled mightily this past season, posting a save percentage of .882 (the worst mark in the league among goalies who played at least 27 contests) and minus-22.12 goals saved above average to go with his 2-23-2 record.
He's spent his entire 14-year NHL tenure with the Red Wings, who drafted him 64th overall in 2003.