If Howard plays well next season, he'll earn another one-year extension after that, adds St. James. He's a pending unrestricted free agent in the final campaign of a six-year, $31.75-million pact inked with the Red Wings in 2013.
Howard, who turns 35 next week, has recorded a .907 save percentage in 47 appearances in 2018-19.
He's spent his entire career with Detroit after the Red Wings selected him 64th overall in the 2003 draft.
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