Nikolai Khabibulin RUMORS & NEWS

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    Dan Rosen @drosennhl

    Khabibulin had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and isn't expected to resume playing for 4-5 months, per Hawks.

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Khabibulin placed on IR. Q reiterated he could be out "a bit." Hossa's out tonight, Q hopeful he plays Tues. Crawford tonight. #Blackhawks

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    #Blackhawks goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin left the ice hunched over and Corey Crawford has replaced him in net vs. Predators.

  • Khabibulin returns to scene of glory

    Chicago Tribune "Nikolai Khabibulin returned to the scene of his greatest professional triumph when the Blackhawks goaltender skated into the crease where he won a Stanley Cup in 2004. Khabibulin was the starting netminder for the Lightning during the 2003-04 season and led them to their only NHL championship..." October 25

  • Khabibulin ready for different role in return to Blackhawks

    CSN Chicago "Nikolai Khabibulin doesn’t have any expectations. Let us clarify. The veteran Chicago Blackhawks goaltender expects to be ready and expects to play his best when he’s in there. Where the “no expectations” comes in is regarding his potential workload. “Whatever it is it is” said Khabibulin..." September 27

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    EdmontonOilers @

    Khabibulin to start again tonight for the #Oilers following 43-save shutout Tuesday against the #stlblues

  • Oilers can get as much as a second round pick for Nikolai Khabibulin, former GM says.

    Edmonton Journal "The Sportsnet panel of Nick Kypreos and Doug MacLean, both NHL insiders, weighed in on the Edmonton Oilers possibly trading 40-year-old goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, who has a gaudy .927 save percentage in 2013. “The big guy, obviously, that stands out is Khabibulin,” Kypreos said, when assessing..." March 26

  • Edmonton Oilers place Nikolai Khabibulin on injured reserve, recall Yann Danis

    Edmonton Journal "According to the Edmonton Oilers’ official Twitter feed, goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin has been placed on injured reserve, and the team has called up third-string goalie Yann Danis from the Oklahoma City Barons. Khabibulin is no stranger to the injured reserve. He missed five games to start the..." February 27

  • Bolts' Roloson wins shootout duel with Oilers' Khabibulin

    Tampa Tribune "It must have been turn-back-the-clock night Thursday because both veteran goaltenders looked a lot like the guys who led their respective teams to the Stanley Cup Final. At one end was former Lightning Stanley Cup winning goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin turning aside several Tampa Bay chances for..." March 23

  • Frustrated Khabibulin looks for answers

    Edmonton Journal "Wins have been mighty difficult to come by for Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, who is now dragging around a record of 2-13-3 in a stretch of games dating back to Dec. 17. His only wins have come against the Minnesota Wild (Dec. 22) and the Ottawa Senators (Feb. 11). Adding a..." March 12

  • Khabibulin happy to still be an Oiler

    Edmonton Sun "Nikolai Khabibulin wasn't sure if he would still be a member of the Edmonton Oilers following the NHL trade deadline. As a proven starting goaltender having a solid season, there was talk Khabibulin may be on the move to a contending team looking for insurance. But whether the interest was..." March 04

  • Oilers keeping Khabby fres

    Edmonton Sun "Nikolai Khabibulin emerged from under wraps Saturday, playing for the first time in eight days and ending speculation he was hiding an injury. "I was ready to play in Phoenix but it was Tom's decision not to," said Khabibulin, who wasn't about to argue with his coach. "I don't get into that; he..." December 18

  • Rested Khabibulin back with Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "Nikolai Khabibulin made a public appearance on Wednesday dispelling rumours he had picked up an injury and therefore had to miss two consecutive practices. The Edmonton Oilers goaltender was simply taking advantage of a break in the schedule to get some rest. "It was good, we had a few days..." December 15

  • Khabibulin turning back the clock this season

    Edmonton Journal "Less than a month away from his 39th birthday, Nikolai Khabibulin is proving that an old goaltender can be just as effective as a young one. Fans of the Edmonton Oilers have some experience in this department. As recently as 2009, when a 39-year old Dwayne Roloson kept the Oilers in the playoff..." December 15

  • Khabibulin just had a little R 'n' R

    Edmonton Journal "OK, Fred Chabot can go back to his real job coaching goalies instead of tending the net as a practice stand-in for Nikolai Khabibulin. "I didn't get a chance to see him. How did he look? Was he a butterfly goalie who wouldn't go down?" asked Khabibulin. Chabot, who once played in Los Angeles..." December 15

  • Khabby couldn't keep Oilers in it

    Edmonton Sun "Nikolai Khabibulin had to stand around and do a lot of waiting before getting a look at the puck Thursday against the Ottawa Senators. And then all he could do was dig it out of his own net. Khabibulin didn't get beyond the first period, giving up three goals on seven shots as the Edmonton..." November 18

  • Habs can't solve Khabby

    Edmonton Journal "Once again, the Edmonton Oilers leaned on goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin to right their wrongs. The 38-year-old was the difference in a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday at the Bell Centre. He turned away 28 shots, was impenetrable during six penalty kills, and were it not for a..." November 09

  • Montreal Canadiens stoned by Nikolai Khabibulin

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens accomplished their goal of stopping Edmonton's kid line of Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, but they had trouble getting the puck past goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin and dropped a 3-1 decision to the Oilers. The 38-year-old Russian made 28 saves, but lost a bid for..." November 09

  • Khabibulin in fight to start for Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "Nikolai Khabibulin is one of about 23 players in the Edmonton Oilers dressing room who feels like a kid again … only not for the same reasons that, say, a revitalized Ryan Smyth or an 18-year-old Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are feeling so young. In Khabibulin's case, he's having rookie flashbacks..." October 12

  • Food an acquired taste at Tent City jail

    Winnipeg Sun "I kept putting it off. Even when the hunger struck and gnawed at my stomach like a ravenous coyote, denial remained a constant companion. It could wait. Wait until I finished my Saturday assignments, until I slept, until I finished my Sunday assignments. The reality hit around..." August 01

  • Cell-time for nyet-minder

    Edmonton Sun "It appears as though the Edmonton Oilers will welcome Nikolai Khabibulin back after he serves time in an Arizona correctional facility. On Tuesday, the Oilers goaltender dropped his appeal of a driving under the influence conviction and will spend 15 days jail starting Saturday, before having..." July 27

  • Khabibulin looks to a better future in Oilers net

    Edmonton Journal "In the court of public opinion, Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin did not have a good season, by any measure. Now he awaits a ruling to see if he will get a new trial by jury to hear arguments and evidence on his conviction on three charges — driving under the influence, extreme DUI and..." April 12

  • Khabibulin's tennis connection

    Edmonton Journal "Hours before his Edmonton Oilers knocked off the Vancouver Canucks on the west coast, Nikolai Khabibulin got word of another notable win that had taken place on the east coast. Victoria Azarenka, who has ties to the Oilers goaltender and his family, defeated Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 to win the..." April 04

  • Tretiak wants Oilers Khabibulin for Russian team

    Edmonton Journal "Russian Ice Hockey Federation president Vladislav Tretiak says he's interested in Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin for the world championship in Slovakia this spring, but the Hockey Hall of Fame goalie may hear a "Nyet" from Khabibulin. "Really? Nobody has talked to me. I have never..." February 17

  • Bulin Wall now a gate

    Edmonton Journal "Nikolai Khabibulin is a 38-year-old goalie whose best years are behind him, backstopping a team comprised mostly of 20-somethings whose best years are too far in front of them to imagine the old puckstopper joining in the fun when the Edmonton Oilers finally get it together. All he has is the..." February 13