Fans wanting a regular season look at Ville Husso may get it sooner rather than later, as the Blues recalled the 23-year-old goalie prospect from AHL affiliate San Antonio on Monday.
The move comes following Jake Allen’s early exit from Saturday’s 7-3 win over Chicago, when Zach Sanford collided with Allen’s head in defending Hawks winger Brandon Saad on a scoring chance. No word as of this writing on Allen’s injury prognosis.
Mike Yeo said there is no update on Jake Allen, and that an update would be available after he has been evaluated. #stlblues
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The Blues had originally planned on holding Husso back til later, but gave the young netminder more of a look this preseason while Allen nursed back spasms. Husso is just 1-6-0 through seven games with the AHL’s Rampage, though Blues announcer Darren Pang sang his praises in a recent segement with ‘The Bernie Miklasz Show.’
“I’ve been really impressed with Ville Husso. I think, years from now, our fans will recognize that name as an everyday name and he’ll challenge,” Panger said at the time. “I thought last year in training camp he was outstanding. He’s trending in the right direction to eventually, and ultimately, be a top goalie on the St. Louis Blues.”
In addition to Husso’s call-up, the team recalled Robby Fabbri, Carl Gunnarsson and Nikita Soshnikov from San Antonio conditioning assignments.
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