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Oilers G Khabibulin goes in IR

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The Edmonton Oilers placed veteran goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin on injured reserve with a groin injury on Wednesday.

Oilers coach Ralph Krueger said Khabibulin suffered the injury Feb. 23 in a game against Phoenix and reaggravated the groin in an overtime loss to Chicago on Monday night.

Khabibulin will miss at least four road games while on IR. Devan Dubnyk will take Khabibulin's place. Dubnyk is 5-5-3 with an 2.78 GAA and .917 save percentage this season.

The Oilers called up Yann Danis from Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League to back up Dubnyk.

In five games this season, the 40-year-old Khabibulin is 2-2-1 record with a 2.11 goals-against average and .935 save percentage.
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