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Nabokov also won't play for Russia

Updated: August 18, 2004, 4:11 PM ET
Reuters

MOSCOW -- Russia has suffered a major blow to its buildup for the World Cup: No. 1 goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin said he would miss the event, which begins in early September.

Nikolai Khabibulin Goaltender Tampa Bay Lightning

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2003-2004 SEASON STATISTICS

GM W L T SV% GAA

55 28 19 7 .910 2.33

Khabibulin, who backstopped the Tampa Bay Lightning ...

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