Ville Husso

Ville Husso

29-Year-Old GoalieG
Detroit Red Wings
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Husso was a full-time starter for the first time in 2022-23, and the results were mixed -- he went 26-22-7 with a 3.11 GAA and an .896 save percentage in 56 games for the Red Wings. That's not terrible given Detroit's still working through a rebuild, but there will be both an expectation to be better and more consequences for failing to do so after the team signed James Reimer and Alex Lyon in the offseason. Husso is still expected to be the No. 1 in 2023-24, and he'll likely get about two-thirds of the starts, but his numbers reaching a more acceptable level will likely depend on the improvements to the team in front of him. He's a decent No. 2 fantasy goalie. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $14.25 million extension with the Red Wings in July of 2022.
Ready to rock in 2024-25
GDetroit Red Wings
June 21, 2024
General manager Steve Yzerman said Friday that Husso (lower body) will be ready for the start of the 2024-25 season, Sean Shapiro of EP Rinkside reports.
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Husso played only once after Dec. 20, as he suffered a recurrence Feb. 13 when he gave up one goal on seven shots before being removed against the Oilers. He is now considered healthy and is set to battle Alex Lyon for the No. 1 job with the Red Wings next season, though Yzerman did say that he will look at the goalie market come the start of free agency.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Husso was expected to serve as the backup to Jordan Binnington in St. Louis in 2021-22, but he played so well in his second NHL season -- 25-7-6 record, 2.56 GAA, .919 save percentage -- that he held onto the team's No. 1 job for a good chunk of the campaign. Set to hit unrestricted free agency this summer, Husso's rights were dealt to Detroit in July, and he ended up signing a three-year, $14.25 million contract with the team. That financial commitment should ensure that Husso opens the year as the starter for the Red Wings, making him a sneaky fantasy option considering all of the quality additions Detroit added to its roster this summer.
Husso has been up and down since arriving stateside in the fall of 2016, spending time in both the AHL and ECHL. He finally got an extended run as Jordan Binnington's backup this past season with the Blues and the results weren't promising. Husso managed just a 3.21 GAA and an .893 save percentage in 17 games, despite a 9-6-1 record. Husso has one year remaining on his contract at just a $750,000 cap hit, so St. Louis will give him one more opportunity as Binnington's understudy before reassessing the situation next summer.
Husso spent the entirety of the 2019-20 season with AHL San Antonio, posting a 16-17-8 record while maintaining a 2.56 GAA and .909 save percentage through 42 appearances. The Blues clearly think the 25-year-old Finn is ready for a full-time NHL gig, as they traded Jake Allen to the Canadiens this offseason, paving the way for Husso to take over as Jordan Binnington's backup in 2020-21. Still, Husso has yet to play in an NHL contest, so St. Louis will almost certainly ride Binnington hard this year, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Husso struggle in his limited starts. He won't be worth a roster spot in standard fantasy formats.
Husso is well-regarded as the Blues' top goaltending prospect and the successor to Jake Allen. The 23-year-old excelled with AHL San Antonio last season, posting a .926 save percentage, 2.32 GAA and four shutouts. His impressive play earned him a spot on the AHL All-Rookie Team. Husso's workload was light, however, as he only played in 38 games because San Antonio was a shared affiliate (with Colorado), so the Blues couldn't control who was played. The team is now solely affiliated with St. Louis, which means Husso should get a full season as its starting goalie, making huge strides in his development. Husso is a player to watch in keeper leagues, as another solid minor-league season could vault him to the NHL sooner rather than later.
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Back from conditioning
GDetroit Red Wings
Lower Body
April 14, 2024
Husso (lower body) was recalled from his conditioning stint with AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday, per CapFriendly.
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Suffers setback
GDetroit Red Wings
Lower Body
April 13, 2024
Husso (lower body) suffered a setback in his return from a lower-body injury in warmups with AHL Grand Rapids on Friday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Sent to AHL for conditioning
GDetroit Red Wings
Lower Body
April 8, 2024
Husso (lower body) was loaned to AHL Grand Rapids on Monday for a conditioning assignment.
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Remains week-to-week
GDetroit Red Wings
Lower Body
March 13, 2024
Husso (lower body) is still week-to-week but should return before the end of the regular season, according to Ansar Khan of MLive.com on Wednesday.
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At practice Monday
GDetroit Red Wings
Lower Body
March 4, 2024
Husso (lower body) participated in practice Monday for the first time since getting hurt against Edmonton on Feb. 13, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
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Set for conditioning loan
GDetroit Red Wings
April 8, 2024
Husso, who has been out with a lower-body injury since Feb. 13, is expected to report to AHL Grand Rapids this week on a conditioning assignment, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
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Husso should see some practice time with the Grffins before getting into a game or two. In 19 NHL appearances this season, the 29-year-old netminder has a 9-5-2 record with a 3.55 GAA and an .892 save percentage.
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