Red Wings' Ville Husso Inching Closer to Return

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Ville Husso is another step closer to returning to the NHL squad, as the Original Six club has assigned the netminder to the Grand Rapids Griffins on a conditioning loan. 

Husso last appeared in a game for the Red Wings on February 13th against the Edmonton Oilers. However, it was short-lived, as he played less than nine minutes in the contest after aggravating his previous lower-body injury. Before that matchup, he had missed roughly two months of action. 

Husso, 29, has not played much this season due to his long-term injury troubles, as he has a 9-5-2 record, a .892 save percentage (SV%), and a 3.55 goals-against (GAA). Overall, when healthy, the four-year veteran struggled, but now he will be hoping for the chance to redeem himself.

Seeing that Husso is ready for a conditioning loan is big, especially at this juncture of the season. The Red Wings are currently fighting for a playoff spot and if they get one, Husso could give them another option between the pipes.

In 132 career games split between the St. Louis Blues and Red Wings, he has a 69-40-16 record, a 3.01 GAA, and a .902 SV%.

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