Three goaltenders Red Wings could potentially target

If Ville Husso is out long term, Steve Yzerman may consider acquiring additional help in net.



Among the several things during last night's game that didn't go right for the Detroit Red Wings was the fact that they lost goaltender Ville Husso just minutes into his first start since December 18. 

While stretching to unsuccessfully make a save on sniper Leon Draisaitl, Husso was clearly shaken up and wasn't able to continue in the game. And unfortunately, the team is fearing a repeat of what took place against the Ducks at Little Caesars Arena back in December.

Right now, there's been no official word released on Husso's condition, but the feat is reportedly that he could be on the shelf for just as long as he was before. In that case, general manager Steve Yzerman could very well be considering acquiring additional help between the pipes rather than continue with the tandem of Alex Lyon and James Reimer. 

There will be options for Yzerman to consider. Below are a trio of options that could prove intriguing: 

Option 1: Jake Allen, Montreal Canadiens 

Long involved in trade rumors the past season, Allen has proven himself to be a reliable veteran presence in goal for a young rebuilding Montreal Canadiens team. He's in the second season of a two-year, $3,850,000 deal and can become a free agent in the summer. 

Allen appears to be the odd man out in Montreal given their duo of Sam Montembeault and Cayden Primeau, with the latter being unable to be sent down to the AHL without having to go through waivers. 

Option 2: Kaapo Kähkönen, San Jose Sharks

Another goaltender who is slated to become a free agent this summer, Kähkönen has a current salary cap hit of $2,750,000 and likely doesn't fit into Sharks GM Mike Grier's long term plans. 

Option 3: Karel Vejmelka, Arizona Coyotes

Vejmelka has found himself outplayed by teammate Connor Ingram this season, and has a reasonable cap hit of $2.7 million through next season. He's also found himself at the center of trade rumors, and naturally could be looking to escape from the desert into a better situation. 

Of course, there's the fact that the Red Wings are an Original 6 franchise with one of the NHL's biggest fan bases and a world class venue in Little Caesars Arena as opposed to the financial uncertainty of the Coyotes, who are the secondary tenants in a college rink that barely seats 5,000 fans.

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Source: Spotrac