Oilers' Khabibulin facing DUI charges
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin is facing DUI and
speeding charges in Arizona.
Scottsdale police say an officer pulled over Khabibulin's Ferrari shortly after midnight on Feb. 8 after the car was clocked at 70 mph in a 45 mph zone.
The 37-year-old Khabibulin played for the Phoenix Coyotes from 1996-99 and still has a home in Paradise Valley. He hasn't played since Nov. 16 because of a herniated disk in his back that required surgery last month.
Police say an officer smelled alcohol on Khabibulin and he was arrested after a field sobriety test. He was booked into jail on DUI and excessive speed charges pending laboratory results.
Khabibulin's agent, Jay Grossman, did not immediately return a call Wednesday seeking comment.
Khabibulin has a 7-2-9 record with a 3.03 goals-against average this season, his first with the Oilers after signing a four-year, $15 million contract last summer. The four-time NHL All-Star has also played for Winnipeg, Chicago and Tampa Bay and helped the Lightning win the Stanley Cup in 2004.