Martin Gerber on His Way to the Chicago Blackhawks for Nikolai Khabibulin?

Max PowerContributor ISeptember 28, 2008

Word out of Chicago has Nikolai Khabibulin scratched tonight, after being declared the starter earlier this week by Savard.

No reason given, and no admission of injury on the part of the Hawks. Could Bryan Murray have been working the phones earlier today?

Martin Gerber has looked shaky in the preseason, and the Sens will have a couple disgruntled Russians sitting in Binghamton if they don't get some NHL time in this season.

The Hawks would like to move some cap space, and the Sens, who have a ton of depth, need an upgrade in goal.

Could we see Gerber and maybe Schubert plus a prospect(s) heading out west for Khabby and Barker?

Something to ponder. What's worse, a year of Gerber at $3.7 million—or a year of Khabby at $6.75 million?