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Nikolai Khabibulin

41-Year-Old Goalie – Chicago Blackhawks

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

With Ray Emery opting to go the Philadelphia for a shot at a full-time job, Hawks' general manager Stan Bowman went back to the past and brought back the Bulin Wall. But unlike the last time he was with the Hawks, Khabibulin is definitely the back-up this season. Corey Crawf...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Shoulder    EST. RETURN:  6/1/2014
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 208   DOB: 1/13/1973
BORN: Sverdlovsk, USSR   DRAFTED: 9th Rd, #204 Overall in 1992   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nikolai Khabibulin Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year contract with the Blackhawks in July of 2013.

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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.

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Nikolai Khabibulin NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2005-06 32 50 17 26 6 0 3.34 157 1379 1219 .884
2006-07 33 60 25 26 5 1 2.85 163 1668 1505 .902
2007-08 34 50 23 20 6 2 2.63 127 1389 1262 .909
2008-09 35 42 25 8 7 3 2.33 96 1192 1096 .919
2009-10 36 18 7 9 2 0 3.03 55 602 547 .909
2010-11 37 NHL EDM 47 10 32 4 2 3.40 153 1389 1236 .890
2011-12 38 NHL EDM 40 12 20 7 2 2.65 100 1114 1014 .910
2012-13 39 NHL EDM 12 4 6 1 1 2.54 29 376 347 .923
2013-14 40 NHL CHI 4 1 0 1 0 5.00 14 74 60 .811
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Nikolai Khabibulin – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Goalie
  1. Corey Crawford
  2. Antti Raanta
  3. Mac Carruth
  4. Nikolai Khabibulin  IR
Chicago Blackhawks

Time On Ice Stats

41:55

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Nikolai Khabibulin was on the ice for 41:55.

4:46

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Nikolai Khabibulin was on the ice for 4:46 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 56:31 5:18
2012-13 56:58 5:09
2013-14 41:55 4:46

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Nikolai Khabibulin 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Apr. 17 at STL Did Not Play
Apr. 12 at NSH Did Not Play
Apr. 11 at WAS Did Not Play
Apr. 9 MON Did Not Play
Apr. 6 STL Did Not Play
Apr. 4 at CLS Did Not Play
Apr. 3 MIN Did Not Play
Mar. 30 at PIT Did Not Play
Mar. 28 at OTT Did Not Play
Mar. 27 at BOS Did Not Play
Mar. 25 DAL Did Not Play
Mar. 23 NSH Did Not Play
Mar. 21 CAR Did Not Play
Mar. 19 STL Did Not Play
Mar. 18 at PHI Did Not Play
Mar. 16 DET Did Not Play
Mar. 14 NSH Did Not Play
Mar. 12 at COL Did Not Play
Mar. 9 at BUF Did Not Play
Mar. 6 CLS Did Not Play
Mar. 4 COL Did Not Play
Mar. 1 PIT Did Not Play
Feb. 27 at NYR Did Not Play
Feb. 7 at PHO Did Not Play
Feb. 5 at ANH Did Not Play
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Feb. 3 at LA Did Not Play
Feb. 1 at SJ Did Not Play
Jan. 29 at VAN Did Not Play
Jan. 28 at CGY Did Not Play
Jan. 26 WPG Did Not Play
Jan. 23 at MIN Did Not Play
Jan. 22 at DET Did Not Play
Jan. 19 BOS Did Not Play
Jan. 17 ANH Did Not Play
Jan. 14 COL Did Not Play
Jan. 12 EDM Did Not Play
Jan. 11 at MON Did Not Play
Jan. 8 NYR Did Not Play
Jan. 5 SJ Did Not Play
Jan. 3 at NJ Did Not Play
Jan. 2 at NYI Did Not Play
Dec. 30 LA Did Not Play
Dec. 28 at STL Did Not Play
Dec. 27 COL Did Not Play
Dec. 23 NJ Did Not Play
Dec. 20 VAN Did Not Play
Dec. 17 at NSH Did Not Play
Dec. 15 LA Did Not Play
Dec. 14 at TOR Did Not Play
Dec. 11 PHI Did Not Play
Dec. 10 at DAL Did Not Play
Dec. 8 FLA Did Not Play
Dec. 6 ANH Did Not Play
Dec. 5 at MIN Did Not Play
Dec. 3 DAL Did Not Play
Nov. 30 at PHO Did Not Play
Nov. 29 at DAL Did Not Play
Nov. 27 at CGY Did Not Play
Nov. 25 at EDM Did Not Play
Nov. 23 at VAN Did Not Play
Nov. 21 at WPG Did Not Play
Nov. 19 at COL Did Not Play
Nov. 17 SJ Did Not Play
Nov. 16 at NSH 0 0 0 8.00 2 8 6 .750
Nov. 14 PHO Did Not Play
Nov. 10 EDM Did Not Play
Nov. 9 at DAL Did Not Play
Nov. 6 WPG Did Not Play
Nov. 3 CGY Did Not Play
Nov. 2 at WPG Did Not Play
Oct. 29 OTT 0 0 0 7.74 4 22 18 .818
Oct. 28 at MIN Did Not Play
Oct. 26 MIN Did Not Play
Oct. 24 at TB 0 0 1 5.90 6 25 19 .760
Oct. 22 at FLA Did Not Play
Oct. 19 TOR Did Not Play
Oct. 17 STL Did Not Play
Oct. 15 at CAR Did Not Play
Oct. 12 BUF Did Not Play
Oct. 11 NYI 1 0 0 2.00 2 19 17 .895
Oct. 9 at STL Did Not Play
Oct. 5 TB Did Not Play
Oct. 1 WAS Did Not Play

Nikolai Khabibulin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Khabibulin (groin), who has been out since Nov. 16, is still "a way" from returning to the ice, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said on Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Khabibulin (groin) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Khabibulin's groin injury appears serious, according to CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, and he could miss significant time.

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Updating an earlier report, Khabibulin appeared to have suffered a groin injury after extending his left leg while attempting a save in Saturday's game.

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Khabibulin left Saturday night's game after making a save in the first period, WGN-AM Radio in Chicago reports.

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Khabibulin will get the starting nod Saturday vs. the Predators.

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Khabibulin will remain on the bench Sunday against the Oilers as the Blackhawks go with Corey Crawford in goal, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Khabibulin will remain the Blackhawks’ backup goaltender moving forward, Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald reports.

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Khabibulin will in fact get the starting nod Tuesday against the Senators, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

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Khabibulin now appears likely to get the start Tuesday against the Senators, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports.

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Khabibulin was lit up for six goals on 25 shots by his old team, the Lightning, in Thursday's overtime loss.

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Khabibulin will be in the net Thursday against the Lightning, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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2013-14

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2012-13

If not for the fact that he has a big contract, Khabibulin might no longer be with Edmonton. He is no longer top dog between the pipes as that job is Devan Dubnyk's, but he will more than likely play more than a normal backup, possibly as many as 30 games. The Bulin Wall is nowhere near the goalie he used to be, but isn't a sieve either and could be trade bait at some point during the season.

2011-12

Khabibulin's stay in Edmonton has been a bumpy one to say the least. He missed most of his first season with the club due to back surgery and then was arrested for DUI. Last season, he only played 47 games due to various injuries and ineffective play as his goals-against average was 3.40 with a save percentage of only 89 percent. Those numbers cost him a number of starts as Devan Dubnyk started to eat more and more into Khabibulin's playing time. Actually, Dubnyk may be the leading candidate to take over the starting job this season.

2010-11

Khabibulin's first season in Edmonton was nothing short of a disaster as he only made it through 18 games before a back injury ended his season, then was arrested for drunk driving while in Arizona. That case is still pending and threatening to interrupt training and/or the regular season. The Oilers are unlikely to try and void his contract even if Khabibulin is found guilty, but a fine or suspension may not be out of the question. The Oilers are in a rebuilding mode either way and you're better off finding a solution to your goaltending needs elsewhere.

2009-10

The Oilers get a solid veteran option to lock down their goaltending situation. Edmonton doesn't have anything close to the talent that Khabibulin had in front of him in Chicago, so don't expect a repeat of his 25-8-7 record (40 starts). If things go well for him with the Oilers, Khabibulin could threaten the 30-win mark provided that he's healthy enough to make 55-60 starts, but that's essentially a best-case scenario for him.

2008-09

Huet should get as many games as he can handle in the early going. The Hawks will try and claim that the netminding will be a team concern and that Khabibulin will be relied on heavily, but wait and see what happens when the team hits a rough part of their schedule. Khabibulin will be warming the bench most nights and he could see his goals against mark spike with the limited playing time; if the team doesn't trade him elsewhere and make Corey Crawford the primary backup to Huet.

2007-08

In his second year with the Hawks, Khabibulin gave the Hawks a chance when he was in goal. The Bulin Wall made 57 starts for Chicago and was relatively healthy after missing a big chunk of time the previous season, while the Hawks were just one game below .500 in games that he started. His numbers were solid, as he posted a .902 save percentage and 2.86 goals against average, and there was much more pressure on Khabibulin than other netminders since the Hawks had a pathetic offense last season.

2006-07

The Blackhawks took a big chunk of their free agent money after the lockout and inked Khabibulin only for their expensive goalkeeper to miss most of the season on the injured list. When he was healthy it was still a lackluster performance. His age and the scenario the Hawks are in, might be the wrong place and wrong time for Khabibulin.

2005-06

The acquisition of Khabibulin, aka "The Bulin Wall," made the Hawks an instant team to contend with this season. If anything, he was the stalwart behind the Lightning's Stanley Cup run in the playoffs. In that season, his goals against average was 2.33 and his save percentage was .910. Both, though, were not highly rated in the league in 23rd and 29th respectively. Despite those rankings, the 127 goals he allowed was the least that he gave up in a season where he played more than 26 games.

2004-05