Grim update confirmed for Detroit's Ville Husso

He's already missed several weeks this season.



Detroit Red Wings goaltender Ville Husso had just made his return to the lineup last week after having missed several weeks of game play thanks to a lower body injury that he suffered on December 18 against the Anaheim Ducks.

Unfortunately, Husso lasted barely half of the first period at Rogers Place after he suffered yet another lower body injury; he departed immediately after being scored on by Oilers sniper Leon Draisaitl. And the latest update from the Red Wings isn't encouraging. 

Husso is once again considered week to week, though they made sure to make it clear that this ailment isn't related to his previous injury.

Husso is in the second year of a three year, $14.25 million deal that he signed with Detroit following his acquisition in a 2022 trade with the St. Louis Blues.

So far, while his win-loss record is decent, his goals against average of 3.55 (tied for 52nd among all NHL goalies) and save percentage of .892 (tied for 47th among all NHL goalies) are not the kind of numbers that Yerman was envisioning when he made the deal with the Blues nearly two summers ago. 

Meanwhile, it was Alex Lyon who rebounded from a poor two straight outings (that included the Oilers game in which he replaced Husso) with a superb 38-save performance against the Seattle Kraken in Detroit's 4-3 OT win on Monday afternoon. Ironically, 38 saves was the same stat line that James Reimer enjoyed in his shutout of the Calgary Flames on Saturday afternoon. 

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