Khabibulin’s Court Date Rescheduled…Again


Goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin’s trial date has been moved yet again.

Trial date now set for August 27. Photo courtesy NHL.com

In a news item that ranks only slightly behind the annoyance of Ilya Kovalchuk, goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin’s court date has
been moved up from the end of September to August 27, which I’d have to say is a good thing for both Khabibulin and the team. Should Khabibulin be incarcerated or serve time of any sort, it is best for the team to know a month in advance of the season as opposed to a week or so.

Also noteworthy is the lack of a jury on the newly scheduled trial date. Khabibulin’s attorney had previously stated his desire for a jury trial in September.

He will now face a judge in August.