Howden finished his rookie season with six goals and 17 assists in 66 games.
Howden dished out a helper to go with three shots and two blocks in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings.
Howden (knee) was activated from injured reserve and will play in Sunday's game versus the Capitals, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
As expected, Howden (knee) won't be in the lineup for Friday's game against the Canadiens, as he's still listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
Howden (knee) hasn't been ruled out for Friday's clash with the Canadiens, though he's more likely to return against the visiting Capitals on Sunday, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Howden (knee) is 7-to-10 days away from a return, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
The Rangers placed Howden (knee) on injured reserve Thursday, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports.
Howden (knee) has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain and will be sidelined for 3-to-4 weeks.
Coach Dan Quinn said Howden will be out "a little while" with a knee issue, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
Howden has a knee sprain and will be re-evaluated Wednesday.