Husso agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Blues on Saturday.
Husso will return to the Blues for the 2019-20 season. He played 27 games for the San Antonio Rampage, the Blues' AHL affiliate, last season, posting a 6-18 record with a 3.67 goals-against average and an .871 save percentage.
Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-DispatchHusso was given a qualifying offer from St. Louis on Tuesday, kdkd reports.
Husso's deal will be worth $832,500 in base salary at both the NHL, and AHL level. Considering the netminder spent time in the ECHL, it would be a surprise to see Husso not put pen to paper on the offer. He won't be fantasy relevant in the net for the Blues, especially with Jordan Binnington claiming the cage this past season.
Husso (ankle) backed up Jared Coreau during AHL San Antonio's game Tuesday versus AHL Colorado, Brian McCormack of AHL San Antonio reports.
Husso hasn't played in a game since Dec. 27, but he was healthy enough to back up Coreau and figures to be ready to slot into the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the same opponent. This injury allowed Jordan Binnington to leapfrog Husso in the Blues' organizational depth chart, and Binnington has won over the starting job with the big club.
Husso has been sidelined since Dec. 27 with an ankle injury and is having it checked out by the Blues' medical staff in St. Louis, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. He is closing in on returning to the ice for AHL San Antonio.
Husso remains one of the top AHL options for recall in the even an injury arises at the NHL level, but his struggles in the minors this season have taken some of the shine off of what looked to be a promising start to his time with the Rampage, when he posted a 2.42 GAA and a .922 save percentage in 2017-18. He should retake the cage as the primary netminder for San Antonio when healthy, but the 24-year-old Finn will need some sustained success before a permanent promotion is considered. Jordan Binnington has also taken advantage of his opportunity at the top level, likely blocking Husso's path to a primary starting role with the Blues in the near future.
Husso has a .879 save percentage, 3.58 GAA and a .879 save percentage in 10 appearances for AHL San Antonio this season.
It's a disappointing start for Husso, who recorded a .922 save percentage and four shutouts last year, earning a spot on the AHL's All-Rookie Team. Fellow netminder Jordan Binnington has largely outplayed Husso this season with a .925 save percentage and a 4-3-0 record. There's still plenty of optimism for Husso to turn it around. According to Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic, Blues' assistant GM Kevin McDonald views this as a "learning situation" for Husso, who has "elite talent" but is being pushed in his own net by Binnington. Husso, 23, would be best-served by making that transition soon, as the turbulence in the Blues' crease is well-documented.
The Blues assigned Husso to AHL San Antonio on Wednesday.
Husso's demotion suggests Jake Allen (undisclosed) will likely be available for Thursday's matchup with Vegas. The Finnish netminder will return to his role as AHL San Antonio's starter for the foreseeable future.
Husso was promoted from AHL San Antonio on Monday.
Husso's call up will provide the Blues with an additional goalkeeper in the event Jake Allen is sidelined against the Golden Knights on Thursday. The team doesn't have any back-to-backs in the short term, so Husso is unlikely to hit the ice even if he does serve as the backup to Chad Johnson during a potential Allen absence.
Husso made 16 saves in Sunday's preseason contest, helping St. Louis defeat the Blue Jackets 5-1.
The Finnish-born netminder allowed one goal Sunday but was otherwise solid in his full-game outing. A season ago, Husso posted a 15-14 record in AHL San Antonio and is likely to begin 2018-19 in the minors. At this point, he is not fantasy relevant.
Husso will get the start in goal in Sunday's road preseason matchup with the Blue Jackets, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Per coach Mike Yeo, Husso will play the entire game Sunday, making him a goaltender daily-fantasy players may want to target. As long as Jake Allen is healthy, Husso will be assigned to AHL San Antonio once the preseason comes to a close.
Husso will defend the crease in Wednesday's preseason matchup with Minnesota, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Husso is unlikely to beat out Chad Johnson for the backup job in St. Louis. Instead, the Finn will look to improve upon his performance in the minors, where he was 15-14-0 with four shutouts and a .922 save percentage last year.
Husso will join Team Finland at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Husso spent the entire 2017-18 campaign with AHL San Antonio, where he registered a 15-14-0 record and 2.42 GAA. Even with Carter Hutton slated to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, the 23-year-old Husso likely will be stuck in the minors, as Jordan Binnington (a restricted free agent) would have the inside track on the backup job if Hutton signs elsewhere.
Husso was reassigned to AHL San Antonio on Monday.
Unfortunately for Husso, he wasn't able to receive any playing time during the multiple occasions he served as the backup goalie for St. Louis, but had a fantastic year in the minors throwing up a .926 save percentage throughout 37 appearances. AHL San Antonio likely won't make the Calder Cup, so Husso won't receive very much more playing time in 2017-18. However, depending on if St. Louis resigns Carter Hutton, the 23-year-old could push to be the full time backup in training camp.
Husso was brought up to the NHL level Thursday.
The Finnish netminder has jumped up and down between the NHL and AHL levels for most of the season, but he has yet to make his NHL debut. Husso was recently named to the AHL's All-Rookie team for his impressive performance in the minors. He owns a 15-13-0 record with a 2.32 GAA and .926 save percentage at the AHL level this season.
Husso was selected for the 2017-18 AHL All-Rookie Team.
Husso has compiled a .926 save percentage combined with a 2.32 GAA and four shutouts, barely edging out Ontario's Cal Petersen for a spot on the squad. The 23-year-old backstop was called upon to make 34 or more saves 10 times this season, including a 44-save shutout back in February. Husso clearly excelled in minors, but whether he can make the jump to the big club next season is yet to be seen. To aid his chances, starter Jake Allen's play was miserable in January and February -- a .875 save percentage and one win in 11 appearances -- and it's rumored the Blues will struggle to look past that, no matter how much he's improved in March and April. Backup Carter Hutton's contract also expires after this season. However, the last thing the Blues want is Husso in a backup role next season playing less than 25 games, but they will likely find a way to work him into the rotation at some point.
Husso was sent back to AHL San Antonio on Sunday.
Though Husso is considered a solid goalie prospect, he didn't see any action during his time with the Blues. The real crux of this transaction, at least for fantasy players, is that it means Carter Hutton (neck) is ready to return to action.
The Blues recalled Husso from AHL San Antonio under emergency conditions Wednesday.
Carter Hutton underwent an exam on his injured neck Wednesday, and it must not have gone particularly well, as it appears as though the Blues will once again need Husso to fill in as Jake Allen's backup Thursday against Colorado. The 23-year-old netminder will be returned to the minors as soon as Hutton is given the green light to return, but there's currently no telling when that might be.
The Blues reassigned Husso to AHL San Antonio on Tuesday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Husso's demotion indicates Carter Hutton (neck) will likely be ready to return Thursday against Colorado. The 23-year-old netminder will return to his role as AHL San Antonio's starter for the foreseeable future.
Husso was recalled from AHL San Antonio on Monday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Husso was called up recently because of an ongoing neck issue Carter Hutton is having. He was then reassigned to the AHL, but it appears Hutton's neck is still bothering him. The 23-year-old likely will only play in case of emergency, but he seems primed to back up Jake Allen on Monday against the Ducks.
Husso was sent down to AHL San Antonio on Saturday.
Husso was recalled to back up Jake Allen with Carter Hutton (neck) a question mark Saturday. Clearly, the Blues aren't concerned at the moment about Hutton's availability for Monday, so Husso is going back to the AHL's Rampage. The 23-year-old doesn't have a role with the Blues this season, but he's playing well in the minors and could definitely see himself sticking in the big leagues depending on what happens with Hutton in the offseason.
The Blues recalled Husso on an emergency basis Thursday.
Carter Hutton is dealing with a neck injury, so Husso will likely serve as Jake Allen's backup Saturday against the Kings if Hutton is unable to recover in time for that contest. The Finnish netminder has played pretty well in the minors this season, compiling a 13-11-0 record while posting a 2.39 GAA and .926 save percentage in 33 appearances.
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