Havlat, Khabibulin to be evaluated

Updated: May 26, 2009, 3:32 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Blackhawks right wing Martin Havlat and goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin have skipped the team's practice but were set to make the trip to Detroit for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

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Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said both would be evaluated after Wednesday morning's pre-game skate.

Havlat returned to the Blackhawks' lineup Sunday, two days after he took a hit from Niklas Kronwall that forced him out of Game 3 in the first period.

Havlat, Chicago's leader in points during the regular season and in the playoffs, played only 7 minutes and 59 seconds Sunday and hardly at all after the first period.

Khabibulin left after two periods Friday with a lower body injury. Cristobal Huet replaced him Sunday and gave up five goals in a 6-1 loss.


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