Red Wings announce latest on Ville Husso

The Red Wings goaltender has been hurt for the last several weeks.



The Detroit Red Wings have been rolling with the goaltending tandem of Alex Lyon and James Reimer since mid-December thanks to two separate injuries to Ville Husso. 

Husso was hurt in December during a game at Little Caesars Arena against the Anaheim Ducks, and missed the next several weeks of action. He returned for the first time in February against the Edmonton Oilers, but didn't even last half of the opening period before suffering yet another (unrelated) lower-body injury, putting him right back on the shelf. 

He's since been working his way back and has been making several appearances at practice, and now, the team has loaned him to the American Hockey League affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins on a conditioning stint. 

From the official press release: 

With a 25-save shutout on Jan. 26 against the Belleville Senators, Husso became just the third goalie (Jimmy Howard in 2016-17; Alex Nedeljkovic in 2022-23) to earn a shutout during a conditioning stint with the Griffins and the first of those to do it in his Grand Rapids debut. Husso became the ninth goaltender to appear for the Griffins during a conditioning stint. In the AHL, the Helsinki, Finland, native has a 51-54-16 overall record in 130 games to go along with a 2.68 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. Husso has competed in 19 games with Detroit this season and possesses a 3.55 goals against average, a .892 save percentage and a 9-5-2 record. Husso’s last game was on Feb. 13 against the Edmonton Oilers before being placed on the injured reserve list for the second time this season. Last campaign, the 29-year-old suited up for a career-high 56 games with the Red Wings and notched a career-best 26 wins to go along with a 3.11 goals against average and a .896 save percentage. Throughout five NHL campaigns from 2017-24, Husso has a 69-40-16 ledger in 132 contests with a 3.01 goals against average and a .902 save percentage. Husso was selected with the 94th overall pick by St. Louis in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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