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Khabibulin out 7-10 days with groin injury

Feb 20, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT

Nikolai Khabibulin AP

Nikolai Khabibulin is out 7-10 days with a sore groin. Edmonton’s veteran goalie was forced to leave last night’s game in Vancouver after the first period with the ailment.

Not that it matters to the Oilers’ playoff hopes; those have already been dashed. However, Khabibulin’s name has been bandied about in trade rumors, and this could complicate things.

Granted, why any team would want to acquire Khabibulin is a mystery to me. He’s 39 years old and has one year remaining on a contract with a cap hit of $3.75 million.

There’s also the fact he hasn’t been very good since November.

  1. dreamzilla - Feb 21, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    well a 4th round pick just turned into a bag of pucks for khabibulin….damn it!!!! if its not 1 thing its another …smh

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