Report: Oilers among teams expected to target Husso in free agency

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It appears St. Louis Blues netminder Ville Husso will have no shortage of suitors if he decides to test unrestricted free agency.

The Edmonton Oilers are among nearly 10 teams that are expected to inquire about the 6-foot-3 goalie, reports The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.

Husso posted a .919 save percentage and a 2.56 goals-against average in 40 appearances with the Blues last season. He only has 57 career regular-season games of NHL experience under his belt, though, and he struggled in the postseason with a .890 save percentage in seven contests.

It's a thin UFA goalie market this offseason, and all of the other top options - Marc-Andre Fleury, Darcy Kuemper, and Jack Campbell - are at least 30 years old. Husso is just 27.

Goaltending is an obvious area of need for the Oilers. Mike Smith, 40, and the unproven Stuart Skinner are the only goalies under contract, and Smith is still pondering his future. Mikko Koskinen went back overseas.

The Blues, meanwhile, have Jordan Binnington under contract for five more years at $6 million per season. He lost the No. 1 job to Husso during the regular season but won it back in the playoffs.

Report: Oilers among teams expected to target Husso in free agency
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