In order to call up goalie Jimmy Howard from Grand Rapids, one of two things must happen. The Red Wings are at the roster maximum of 23, so to add a player, the team has to either put a player (like Osgood) on injured reserve, or send Aaron Downey down to the minors. Downey has already cleared waivers and could be demoted immediately. Any other current Red Wing would have to have to wait 24 hours to clear waivers before being cleared to be reassigned.
Also of note from Friday's practice, Johan Franzen skated with the fourth line and Jiri Hudler skated on the second line.