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The wings hope that Jimmy Howard can bring them to the playoffs in 2020. Shot March 20, 2019 in St. Louis.
Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press

ST. Luis – If he helps Detroit Red Wings to return to the playoffs next season, has a bonus for Jimmy Howard. worth $ 4 million in basic salary and up to $ 1.1 million in playoff bonuses. The free press announced on Tuesday that the deal was forthcoming.

The bonus is differentiated based on the playoff performance and how many games Howard played (35, 40, 45, 50 to 55). There is also a bonus if the Wings win the first round of the playoffs, and another if they win a second round.

"I hope to pay every penny," said general manager Ken Hollande to Free Press.

<img itemprop = "url" src = "https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/03/20/PDTF/e3e85699-ac7d-4359-8a67-0a87d7963d6c-AP_Red_Wings_Rangers_Hockey.JPG?width === 180 & height = 240 & fit = bounds & auto = webp alt = "Detroit goalkeeper Red Wings Jimmy Howard rescues in the second hockey match against New York Rangers Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York. during the second hockey match against the New York Rangers Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City (Photo: Mary Altafer, AP)

Signing the shores advances next season , as the reserve of Jonathan Berth we have two years on our contract – this was an anticipated move as the wings do not have a perspective on the farm system Howard is a voice for his desire to stay with the only NHL team he knows and hopes to help them get back

"We want to play in April," Howard said after Wednesday's practice at the Enterprise Center. "It's great that it was added to it, but I'm just happy to be here." More: Jimmy Howard of Detroit Red Wings decides the mystery of his recent fall

Howard, who turns 35 on March 26, has won his 19th season match on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, which makes 41 rescues to win over Rangers, 3-2. 3.05 goals against an average of 48 matches reflecting what he could give Wings the chance to win the most. As he "rediscovered" himself, as Howard said, with the help of golf coach Jeff Salayko in the last three seasons, Howard is one of the team's most reliable players. "He has given us consistently good golfing," said coach Jeff Blashill. "I'm real, really happy for him. He is a great example for many other boys. in the room to go to work – when things did not happen, he did not tell me he was gone, he did not complain looked in the mirror and said I had to be better. He got better and was really, really good for the last number of years.

"When you go out and look at the gatekeepers' market, it gives us good, consistent goals like anyone who is potentially accessible and I think it's great that he's signed again." Christopher En is part of Detroit Red Wings Recovery Plans. Therefore, contact Helen Saint James at hstjames@freepress.com. Follow her on Twitter @helenestjames . Read more about Detroit Red Wings and sign up for our Red Wings newsletter.