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Nikolai Khabibulin has cuff surgery

Updated: January 7, 2014, 3:05 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Blackhawks goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin will miss four to five months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, the team announced Tuesday.

General manager Stan Bowman said Khabibulin, who hasn't played since suffering a groin injury against the Nashville Predators on Nov. 16, may be able to return this season.

Blackhawks team physician Michael Terry supervised the procedure at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and anticipates ...

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