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Nabokov to start vs. Blackhawks after missing seven games

Updated: November 24, 2008, 8:04 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Evgeni Nabokov only took five games off last year, so the San Jose Sharks' workhorse goalie is grateful he's just about finished with an unwanted three-week vacation this fall.

After missing seven games with a lower-body injury, Nabokov will start for the NHL-leading Sharks on Wednesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. He felt ready to play for most of the past week, but coach Todd McLellan refused to rush his franchise goalie back into action before he was ...

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