NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN RUMORS

Blackhawks' Khabibulin has rotator cuff surgery; may be done

Nikolai Khabibulin may have played his last National Hockey League game.The Chicago Blackhawks' 40-year-old relic hasn't played a meaningful game since mid-November when he suffered a groin injury against the Nashville Predators and had apparently been dealing with a rotator cuff injury in his shoulder as well - and while the groin was coming along, the shoulder never...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks G Khabibulin has shoulder surgery, to miss 4-5 months

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin has surgery Tuesday to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and will be out 4-5 months. The Blackhawks called the surgery successful, and said the procedure was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Team Dr. Michael Terry says the injury was becoming problematic, but a full recovering is expected. The 40-year-old...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Khabibulin Has Surgery For Torn Rotator Cuff

via the Chicago Blackhawks, The Chicago Blackhawks announced today goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin underwent successful surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. The procedure was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital under the supervision of Blackhawks Head Team Physician Dr. Michael Terry. “Nikolai underwent surgery today on his right shoulder...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nikolai Khabibulin Out 4-5 Months

Some have wondered what the Blackhawks would do with Antti Raanta when Nikolai Khabibulin returned from injury. On Tuesday, the Blackhawks answered those questions by effectively ending Khabibulin’s time in Chicago. The Blackhawks announced on Tuesday that Khabibulin had successful … Continue reading →The post Nikolai Khabibulin Out 4-5 Months appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

For Blackhawks Nikolai Khabibulin, it is now or never

Nikolai Khabibulin was brought in to Chicago to be a cheap back-up goaltender. To date, he has not been worth his weight in gold or played like an NHL caliber goalie. If “The Bulin Wall” cannot find a way to piece together a few good spot starts, his days with the Chicago Blackhawks, and in the NHL, could be numbered. In three starts this season, Nikolai Khabibulin has one win...
Via The Sports Bank
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks: What to do with Nikolai Khabibulin?

The Chicago Blackhawks are rolling right now. They are 7-1-2 in their last ten games and averaging 4.40 goals per game. The top line of Sharp, Toews, and Hossa is abusing the opposition. The defense has proven to be disciplined, offensively gifted, and deep. Sure the penalty kill isn’t quite there yet, but the power play is contributing at a clip we haven’t seen since the 2010...
Via The Farm Club
November 12, 2013  |  1 Comment

Nikolai Khabibulin To Start Friday

Nikolai Khabibulin will reportedly make his 2013-14 Blackhawks debut on Friday night against the New York Islanders. Khabibulin last started for the Blackhawks during the 2009 Western Conference Final series. Last year with Edmonton, he posted a 4-6-1 record with … Continue reading →The post Nikolai Khabibulin To Start Friday appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Khabibulin ready for different role in return to Blackhawks

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 who got his second full preseason game on Monday in Pittsburgh. “Obviously when...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers put goalie Khabibulin on IR

The Oilers have placed Nikolai Khabibulin on injury reserve after the 40-year-old goaltender injured his groin. Khabibulin was hurt in Edmonton's 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago on Monday. He has a 2.11 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage in five games this season, the last on his four-year deal with the Oilers. Edmonton recalled Yann Danis from the Oklahoma City...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers put G Nikolai Khabibulin on injury reserve

The Oilers have placed Nikolai Khabibulin on injury reserve after the 40-year-old goaltender injured his groin. Khabibulin was hurt in Edmonton's 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago on Monday. He has a 2.11 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage in five games this season, the last on his four-year deal with the Oilers. Edmonton recalled Yann Danis from the Oklahoma City...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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