Khabibulin Sent To IR With Eye Injury, Gerber Called Up

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While details are not thoroughly known, Dan Tencer reports that Nikolai Khabibulin is headed to the IR with an ‘eye injury’.  I’m not too awful sure what to make of this, but by Khabibulin being sent to the IR and Martin Gerber getting a phone call to join the team, I’d be willing to wager that Khabibulin will be out for more than a game or two.

I’ve stomped on enough Dubnyk-grapes lately to make an entire vineyard’s worth of wine, and if Khabibulin is out longer than a day and a half, it’ll be nice to see what I can only assume will be some consecutive starts for the man who I’d like to see in Oiler colours for the next ten years.  Let’s get wild and give Dubnyk the start tonight versus St. Louis at Rexall Place.

Hell, it’d be nice to see a game or two from Martin Gerber, who turned in two really solid performances (and a solid .950 SV% in those two performances to boot). Depending on how well everything goes this offseason-try not to read that in too sarcastic a voice- I’d entertain resigning Gerber for another year on a similar contract if he was feeling it.

More information to follow when released.  For now, give Dubnyk the sceptre.  Rock and roll.

UPDATE: It was an ice chip, says Renney.  Bizzaro.

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