Khabibulin on IR

Nikolai Khabibulin has been placed on injured reserve by the Edmonton Oilers. The veteran goalie has suffered a groin pull and word this afternoon has the club recalling Martin Gerber from Oklahoma City.

Khabibulin has struggled of late and his statistics (15gp, 4.07 .879 this season with the Oilers) are close to league-worst. Gerber (13gp, 2.56 .911 AHL) will no doubt share duties with Devan Dubnyk (4gp, 2.99 .923 with EDM).

  • Over 120 posts and NOBODY has mentioned that Khabby looked pretty comfy on the bench at the start of the third period. Not wincing, or head down or anything. He was just sitting back chillin’ with a semi-grin on his face. “La dee dah. Oooo…that chick in the third row is pretty hot. Mmmmm…sweet, sweet vodka…” (or whatever goes through goalies minds when they sit on the end there).

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t a groin injury sort of, you know, hurt?

    • smiliegirl15

      I think I know exactly what was going through his mind…

      “Ok, first I fake groin injury – then I retire due to injury – then I take insurance money and go back to Russia where I can drink vodka and drive whenever i want because Russian Police happy to take bottle of vodka instead of make me charges. Also get lots of Russian women. Stupid Oilers”

  • smiliegirl15

    So, I was on the “Arson for Larsson” bandwagon, but I have switched to the “Cadaver for Couturier”* because we need a big C more than anything. That would complete our future top line as allstar bound. Hall, Couturier, Hemsky. What a beauty, and there’s no telling how d-men will develop.

    * Expression subject to official approval by Wanye.

  • smiliegirl15

    The waiver wire for Souray came after the entire debacle so I don’t think it’s any surprise no one picked him up either time.

    When you have a player being paid what Souray is being paid, I think most GMs would rather make a trade in order to take on his salary.

    Tambellini is no Moses but right now we’re so deep in it that we need Noah.

    @ Travis Dakin

    haha! what would your mother say!

  • Dominoiler

    This has probably already been said but…

    The F’n piss off is that they rode him into the ground AGAIN.. people around these parts have been calling for more starts from Dub.. but it would have been nice for Rekhab to come in for relief once in a while..

  • Dominoiler

    This has probably already been said but…

    The F’n piss off is that they rode him into the ground AGAIN.. people around these parts have been calling for more starts from Dub.. but it would have been nice for Rekhab to come in for relief once in a while..

    • I was one of those calling for a goalie rebuild also…. BUT: you can’t fault Renney for desperately wanting to give Hall, MPS, Eberle, etc. a taste of some regular wins…. which is something we all expected out of Khabbi, and it looked like he could deliver until the last road trip…

  • Mr. B

    We totally blew the game against phoenix tonight. We had a three goal lead and slowly gave it away over the course of the game. I really thought the oil might just win this one. I guess I was wrong.