Latest update on Ville Husso isn't promising

Detroit's goaltender has been anything but healthy during the season.



It was a month and a half ago now that Detroit Red Wings goaltender made his return to the lineup after having missed several weeks of game play thanks to a lower body injury that he suffered on December 18 against the Anaheim Ducks.

He was tabbed as the starter for Detroit's road game against the Edmonton Oilers on February 13 against the high-powered offense of the Edmonton Oilers, and almost as quickly as the game began, his night was over. He departed immediately after being scored on by Oilers sniper Leon Draisaitl, and has not played since. 

And according to the latest update from head coach Derek Lalonde, it doesn't appear as though he'll be back in the near future. 

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. 

The Red Wings have since been rolling with the goaltending duo of Alex Lyon and James Reimer; Lyon is under contract for next season, while Reimer is set to become a free-agent. 

Meanwhile, the regular season schedule is winding down for the Red Wings, with only seven games left following tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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