strong>DETROIT — Goalie Jimmy Howard had this to say about Cory Emmerton after the Wings’ 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres to open the season.
Emmerton had an assist, drew a penalty and was stopped on a penalty shot.
Emmerton was waived by the Wings on Sunday and cleared 24 hours later. He was going to be assigned to Grand Rapids, but after the team decided to place Patrick Eaves on long-term injured reserve, Eaves found himself back in the fold centering the fourth line.
“It’s good for Emmer,” Howard said. “It just goes to (show) you never know what’s going to happen from day to day. He kept a great attitude and a great mind throughout. It’s great to see him get rewarded for that. He was a real professional going through that for 24 hours.
“He never sulked,” Howard continued. “He never had the “poor mes.” He went out there and he worked hard tonight and it was great to see him help get the first one.”