Joseph hopes to avoid more controversy

If Curtis Joseph falters, Dave Lewis probably won't hesitate with a quick hook to give Manny Legace a chance.

Updated: March 11, 2004, 11:09 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
On Thursday night at Columbus, Curtis Joseph will reclaim the No. 1 goaltender job for the Red Wings he held for all of 20 minutes so far this crazy season in the Detroit nets.

Joseph lasted one period in his last appearance, Feb. 11 against San Jose, because he sprained his right ankle when Sharks forward Jonathan Cheechoo fell into the goalie's legs and knocked him to the ice.

"I want to play well, and things aren't going to happen if I don't play well," Joseph told The Detroit News.