The Detroit Red Wings have made significant moves to bolster their goaltending depth this offseason, bringing in James Reimer from the San Jose Sharks and acquiring Alex Lyon from the Florida Panthers as backups to their starter, Ville Husso.
Detroit Red Wings Bolster Goaltending Depth
This decision sets them apart from many other NHL teams, as they now carry all three goaltenders on their roster. Although Lyon has yet to make his debut with Detroit, the team is now reassessing their goaltending situation following a 5-3 loss to the New York Rangers. Ville Husso’s performance this season has been marked by a goals-against average of 3.57, placing him 57th among NHL goaltenders. Reimer boasts a much more impressive 1.52 goals against average, ranking him 3rd overall.
Head coach Derek Lalonde has confirmed that Reimer will take the net in the upcoming game against the Montreal Canadiens
He also acknowledged that re-evaluations are underway in light of Ville Husso‘s recent performance. Lalonde expressed that Reimer’s strong play has made it challenging to find an opportunity for Lyon to start in the near future. Reimer himself feels “blessed” to be able to continue playing the game he loves and is eager to make the most of this current opportunity with the Detroit Red Wings.