Wayne-1 Posted September 29, 2008 Report Share Posted September 29, 2008 http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=251197&lid...=headlines_main The Chicago Blackhawks have placed goalie Nikolai Khabibulin on waivers as speculation of a trade continues. Khabibulin was expected to start in Sunday's preseason game against the Dallas Stars but was not on the ice or the bench for the game. Antti Niemi got the start and Corey Crawford served as his back-up. The Blackhawks take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night but no starter has been announced. ''He had a great practice [saturday],'' head coach Denis Savard told the Chicago Sun-Times on Sunday. ''We'll give him a couple more days and see what happens. He's ready to play.'' Since the addition of free agent goaltender Cristobal Huet over the summer, the future of Khabibulin in Chicago has become uncertain. Khabibulin, who won a Stanley Cup with The tampa Bay Lightning in 2005, is in the final year of a four-year, $27 million contract. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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