Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Cristobal Huet flies in for ceremony
By Jesse Rogers
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Goaltender Cristobal Huet, along with former Chicago defenseman Brent Sopel, will accompany the Blackhawks to the White House Friday when they are honored as the 2010 Stanley Cup champions.
Huet is on loan to Fribourg-Gottéron of the Swiss League, but he is still under contract with Chicago. Sopel plays for the Montreal Canadiens.
Huet lost his starting job last season to Antti Niemi and was lent to Fribourg-Gotteron in the offseason to eliminate his pay from the Blackhawks' salary cap. He still is being paid $5.6 million per year by Chicago through the 2011-2012 season.
Sopel was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers last summer and then moved to the Canadiens before this season's trade deadline.
Huet has a 2.84 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in the Swiss League in 41 games. Fribourg-Gotteron is 22-22-6.
The Blackhawks will be in Washington for Sunday's game against the the Capitals.
Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.