Detroit Red Wings Lose Another Goalie

Red Wings Goalie Issue

The Detroit Red Wings are currently taking on the Anaheim Ducks and are trailing early. On Saturday, in their 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, they lost Alex Lyon in the second period after he allowed one goal on 15 shots. Then Ville Husso came in relief and stopped all 18 shots he faced. Lyon didn’t skate this morning at morning skate and will not be ready for their next game on Wednesday either; however, he is hoping to return to skating in the next day or so.

Tonight during the first period, the Red Wings suffered another blow as Ville Husso left the game with a lower-body injury; Husso had allowed two goals on eight shots, and the injury forced James Reimer into the net, who hasn’t played since last Monday against the Dallas Stars a game in which he lost allowing five goals on 34 shots. Hopefully, the Husso injury isn’t serious, or it’s not the hip he injured last season that caused him to miss some time.

Goalies By The Numbers

Husso this season is 9-5-2 with a 3.47 GAA and a .895 save percentage as he has struggled out of the gate. Lyon, who has earned his way into being the backup or even the 1B of the Red Wings this season, is 4-3-0 with a 2.14 GAA and a .932 save percentage. Reimer is 2-3-2 with a 2.57 GAA and a .911 save percentage. Lyon and Reimer each have one shutout.

Goalie Options

The Red Wings have three games coming up over four days, and if the Husso injury keeps him out for some time, the Red Wings may have to look to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins; this could be something to watch as one of their top prospects may be an option in Sebastian Cossa. This season, Cossa, in 11 games, is 4-5-2 with a 2.93 GAA and .904 save percentage. The other option is Michael Hutchinson, who the Red Wings signed to a PTO this offseason, and just the other day, the Griffins signed him for the remainder of the year. Hutchinson this season is 5-7-1 with a 2.98 GAA and a .895 save percentage.

Wrap Up

The Red Wings can’t catch a break with the injury bug, having most recently lost Dylan Larkin, J.T. Compher, and Klim Kostin, who all returned over the last two games; except now Kostin has left the game against the Ducks and won’t return., Now, the injuries are coming at their most important position. This week, they will play the Winnipeg Jets, then a back-to-back on Friday against the Philadelphia Flyers, and then Saturday against the New Jersey Devils. Fingers crossed that Husso or Lyon can be ready to go for this weekend if not Wednesday in Husso’s case; otherwise, things could go from bad to worse as they are in serious danger of dropping their sixth game in their last seven.

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