Nikolai Khabibulin placed on IR

Updated: November 18, 2010, 6:33 PM ET
Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers have placed goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin on injured reserve and recalled Martin Gerber from the minors.

Khabibulin, out with a groin injury, is 4-10-1 this season with a 4.07 goals-against average and a .879 save percentage.

Gerber was brought up from Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League on Thursday. The 36-year-old Gerber has a 110-78-21 record in 226 career NHL games, with a 2.65 GAA and .910 save percentage.

Gerber and Devan Dubnyk will form Edmonton's goaltending tandem while Khabibulin is out.


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