Khabibulin sidelined up to six weeks with knee sprain
Nikolai Khabibulin Goaltender
2006 SEASON STATISTICS GM W L T SV% GAA 33 12 18 0 .883 3.32
Khabibulin injured his knee in Friday's 4-1 loss to Minnesota. An MRI exam Saturday showed he sprained it.
"It happened early in the game," coach Trent Yawney said. "He played through it, but after it was pretty sore."
Khabibulin, the Stanley Cup winning goalie with Tampa Bay in 2004, made his second straight start Friday after missing 10 games with a strained groin. He signed a four-year, $27 million contract with the Blackhawks in the offseason.
Chicago recalled goalie Corey Crawford on Sunday from the Norfolk Admirals in the AHL. Crawford, who played in 25 games for the Admirals this season, was the Blackhawks' second-round pick in the 2003 draft out of the Quebec Major Junior League. He will be making his NHL debut.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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