Blackhawks place Khabibulin on IR, Hossa out again Sunday


The Chicago Blackhawks placed Nikolai Khaibulin on the injured reserve and will be without Marian Hossa for another night, as he struggles with a lower-body injury, according to

Hossa has collected 15 points in 19 games before sitting out these past two contests. The 34-year-old has been dealing with nagging injuries on and off for quite a few years, but the good news is that the winger isn’t expected to miss too much time.

Meanwhile, “The Bulin Wall” has been pretty leaky in 2013-14, going 1-0-1 with an .811 save percentage and 5.00 GAA in four games played. Maybe it won’t be so bad if the 40-year-old is out for “a bit,” as it will give the team to analyze Antti Raanta a bit during their upcoming “circus” road trip.

The banged-up Blackhawks host the San Jose Sharks tonight before beginning that seven-game run.