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39 Nikolai Khabibulin G
Height/Weight: 6-1/208 | Birthdate: 1/13/1973 | Birthplace: Sverdlovsk, Russia, USSR | Team: | College: | NHL Experience: 17 | Salary: /images/players/unknown-player-170x170.png | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 204.06

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1/7/2014

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Hawks' Khabibulin Out For 4-5 Months

News: Nikolai Khabibulin had successful surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and will miss four-to-five months, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Analysis: Nikolai Khabibulin has been out of action since Nov. 16 with what was labeled as a groin injury. It appears he also was dealing with a shoulder issue and his return this season is unlikely with the initial timetable. The Blackhawks will likely continue to roll with Antti Raanta as the primary backup to Corey Crawford in net.

12/7/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Hawks' Khabibulin's Return Still Not Determined

News: Nikolai Khabibulin, who has been out since November 16, is still "a way" from returning to the ice, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said on Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: There is still is no timetable for the veteran goalie to return. With the play by Antti Raanta in goal as the backup recently, there is no hurry to bring Nikolai Khabibulin back. The Hawks do want Khabibulin back, though, because that means Raanta will get more time in the net down at Rockford of the AHL.

11/17/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Hawks' Khabibulin Placed On IR

News: Nikolai Khabibulin (groin) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, ESPN Chicago reports.
Analysis: The Blackhawks haven't established a clear timetable for Nikolai Khabibulin's return, but early indications are that he could miss a significant chunk of time. Khabibulin went down early in Saturday's after extending his left leg while attempting to make a save. Antti Raanta was recalled earlier Sunday and will serve as the backup to Corey Crawford while Khabibulin is on the mend.

11/16/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Hawks' Khabibulin: Injury Signficant

News: Nikolai Khabibulin's groin injury appears serious, according to CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, and he could miss significant time.
Analysis: Uh-oh. Soon-to-be 41 year olds don't exactly heal quick. This could be the beginning of the end of the Bhulin Wall. Go grab Antti Raanta now.

11/16/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Hawks' Khabibulin: Groin Injury?

News: Updating an earlier report, Nikolai Khabibulin appeared to have suffered a groin injury after extending his left leg while attempting a save in Saturday's game.
Analysis: He kicked his leg out, but just as he did the puck changed direction and so did he. It may have been that extra extension that caused the injury. He needed assistance to get off the ice, so expect him to be out for a bit.

11/16/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Hawks' Khabibulin Leaves Saturday Night's Game

News: Nikolai Khabibulin left Saturday night's game after making a save in the first period, WGN-AM Radio in Chicago reports.
Analysis: It is unknown if Nikolai Khabibulin will come back to the game. He continued to struggle as he gave up two goals on 10 shots in the 15 minutes of ice time against the Predators. Corey Crawford came on in the nets for the Blackhawks.

11/15/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Blackhawks To Go With Khabibulin On Saturday

News: Nikolai Khabibulin will get the starting nod Saturday vs. the Predators.
Analysis: With the Blackhawks in the middle of a stretch of three games in four days, coach Joel Quenneville had no choice but to give the struggling backup a start to keep No. 1 netminder Corey Crawford fresh. Nikolai Khabibulin has let in 12 goals in his three appearances this season, resulting in a lowly 4.74 GAA and .818 save percentage.

11/10/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Hawks' Khabibulin To Sit Again Sunday

News: Nikolai Khabibulin will remain on the bench Sunday against the Oilers as the Blackhawks go with Corey Crawford in goal, ESPN Chicago reports.
Analysis: Hawks coach Joel Quenneville insisted that Nikolai Khabibulin will get a start soon, but it does not show much confidence in him as the team went with Crawford in a back-to-back scenario on Sunday after the game against the Stars on Saturday. Khabibulin hasn't started since Oct. 29. He's 1-0-1 with a 4.73 goals-against average and .818 save percentage in three games this season. In his last two starts, he allowed six goals on 25 shots against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 24 and allowed four goals on 22 shots while being pulled in the second period against the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 29.

10/31/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Hawks' Khabibulin To Remain Backup

News: Nikolai Khabibulin will remain the Blackhawks' backup goaltender moving forward, Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald reports.
Analysis: After Nikolai Khabibulin was pulled from his second poor outing in a row Tuesday night, rumors were swirling that the Hawks would turn to Antti Raanta to take over the backup duties. Head coach Joel Quenneville put those rumors to rest Wednesday when he said he wants to get Khabibulin going, and there are no plans to call up Raanta at this time.

10/29/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Hawks Confirm Khabibulin As Starter

News: Nikolai Khabibulin will in fact get the starting nod Tuesday against the Senators, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Analysis: The reports coming out of Chicago have now seemingly reached a consensus in announcing Nikolai Khabibulin as Tuesday's starter, making it safe to pencil him in. Khabibulin is 1-0-1 with a 3.97 GAA and .818 save percentage over his previous two starts this season.

10/29/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Blackhawks' Khabibulin Likely To Start Tuesday

News: Nikolai Khabibulin now appears likely to get the start Tuesday against the Senators, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Analysis: While reports earlier in the day indicated the Blackhawks would stick with Corey Crawford for the second consecutive night, the latest news seems to suggest Crawford will be rested in favor of Nikolai Khabibulin. Coach Joel Quenneville will make an official announcement on the starter an hour before the 6:00 ET start, which should provide a firm resolution to the matter.

10/25/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Blackhawks' Khabibulin In Net Against Old Team

News: Nikolai Khabibulin will be in the net Thursday against the Lightning, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Coach Joel Quenneville was determined to get Nikolai Khabibulin in the lineup for a start during the team's road swing through Florida, and it seemed like a logical choice to give him the start against the team he helped lead to its lone Stanley Cup trophy in 2003-04. Khabibulin has seen just one start in the team's first nine games but was steady when called upon, holding the Islanders to two goals on 19 shots in an Oct. 12 win.

10/24/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Khabibulin Blown Up By Lightning

News: Nikolai Khabibulin was lit up for six goals on 25 shots by his old team, the Lightning, in Thursday's overtime loss.
Analysis: A very ugly outing for the 'Bulin Wall, who will likely continue to be marginalized by Corey Crawford.

10/22/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Hawks' Khabibulin Expected To Start Thursday

News: Nikolai Khabibulin is expected to start Thursday for the Blackhawks against one of his old teams, Tampa Bay, Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Nikolai Khabibulin will be making his second start of the season after stopping 17 shots in a 3-2 win over the Islanders last Friday. He's 4-3-1 against Tampa in his career with a 1.85 GAA and .925 save percentage. Khabibulin played for Tampa between 2000 and 2003 before coming to Chicago for his first go-around with the Hawks.

10/12/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Khabibulin Backstops Blackhawks

News: Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 17 shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Islanders for his first win over the season.
Analysis: Nikolai Khabibulin will see a handful of starts for the Blackhawks in relief of Corey Crawford and can be useful in daily leagues provided there is a smaller slate of games on the schedule.

10/10/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

'Hawks Confirm Khabibulin As Friday Starter

News: Nikolai Khabibulin will start Friday against the Islanders, the Daily Herald's Tim Sassone reports.
Analysis: Nikolai Khabibulin was due to start one of the weekend back-to-back games to give Corey Crawford a rest, and coach Joel Quenneville decided to give him the nod against the Islanders, while Crawford will be back in net Saturday against the Sabres. Khabibulin was a respectable 4-6-1 with a 2.54 GAA over 12 games with the Oilers last season, and should do quality work as Chicago's backup as long as he's not asked to start too often.

10/9/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Bulin Wall Will Start One Hawks Game This Weekend

News: Nikolai Khabibulin will start either Friday or Saturday against the Islanders or the Sabres respectively, Backhawks' coach Joel Quenneville told Tracey Myers of CSNChicago.com.
Analysis: It will be Nikolai Khabibulin's triumphant return to the Blackhawks lineup in the regular season since the 2008-09 season. He has better career numbers against the Sabres, 5-9, 2.28 goals against average and a .916 save percentage, than against the Islanders, 5-11, 3.85 GAA and .868 save percentage.

9/23/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Blackhawks' Khabibulin Stops 31 In Loss

News: Nikolai Khabibulin made 31 saves on 33 shots in a shootout loss Monday to the Penguins.
Analysis: Corey Crawford will get the bulk of the starts for this team. The Blackhawks just hope that Nikolai Khabibulin can suffice as a backup.

7/5/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Khabibulin Agrees To Deal With Champs

News: Nikolai Khabibulin agreed to a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on Friday, Tracey Myers of CSNChicago.com reports.
Analysis: In what will likely be the 40-year-old's swan song, Nikolai Khabibulin will join the Blackhawks for one last run at the Stanley Cup. He'll provide a veteran presence behind incumbent starter Corey Crawford.

6/6/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Oilers' Khabibulin Likely To Move On From Edmonton

News: Nikolai Khabibulin is unlikely to be back with the Oilers for the 2013-14 season, Sportsnet's Mark Spector reports.
Analysis: Nikolai Khabibulin gave the Oilers a respectable backup last season, but it sounds like he will have a new home for the 2013-14 campaign if he decides to play another year. At the age of 40, and with a Stanley Cup victory to his name, the veteran netminder may decide to hang up his skates.

4/27/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Edmonton's Khabibulin Turns Back The Clock Friday

News: Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 38 shots in Friday's win over Minnesota giving him his fourth win of the season.
Analysis: Nikolai Khabibulin ceded much of his playing time to Devan Dubnyk this season and battled some minor injuries. His best days are clearly behind him, but this is a goaltender who won a Stanley Cup nine seasons ago. The Oilers have struggled to play consistently this season and Khabibulin was the team's backup. If he decides to retire, he'll have one more Stanley Cup ring than most of the league's players.

4/26/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Oilers' Khabibulin In Goal Friday

News: Nikolai Khabibulin will start at goalie Friday against the Wild, the Edmonton Sun reports.
Analysis: Nikolai Khabibulin is riding a three-game losing streak into Friday. He faces a tough foe in a Wild team that needs a win to make the playoffs and will be plenty aggressive taking shots.

4/22/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Oilers' Khabibulin Lets In Three In Loss

News: Nikolai Khabibulin let in three goals on 28 shots in a loss to the Ducks on Monday.
Analysis: Nikolai Khabibulin has started three games in April, and has lost all three while letting in at least three goals. The 40-year-old netminder's NHL career is essentially over.

4/22/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Oilers Turn To Khabibulin Monday

News: Nikolai Khabibulin is slated to start Monday's game against the Ducks, Dan Tencer of 630 CHED reports.
Analysis: Nikolai Khabibulin (3-5-1) gets his third start of the month Monday, on the heels of Devan Dubnyk tending net for the Oilers in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Ducks.

4/14/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin, G, CHI

Nikolai Khabibulin

Khabibulin Struggles Again In Oilers' Loss

News: Nikolai Khabibulin allowed four goals for the third straight game as Edmonton fell at home to rival Calgary on Saturday, 4-1.
Analysis: This three-game skid has cost him dearly in terms of his overall numbers, now 2.66, .919. Edmonton has now lost five straight games, and the team's playoff hopes are growing slim. If the Oilers are eliminated, expect Devan Dubnyk to get most of the starts thereafter, since the 40-year-old Nikolai Khabibulin is not the goalie of the future on anyone's squad.