Oct 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Nikolai Khabibulin (39) makes a save on Ottawa Senators left wing Milan Michalek (9) during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
After playing only 12 games in an injury plagued 2013 season in Edmonton, the Blackhawks took a flier on the 40 year old veteran and former Blackhawk to back up Corey Crawford. What they got for their $2M was four games and 1 win before he went back on the IR with a lower body injury.
Goaltenders were not exactly moving about the league last summer, as only Dan Ellis moved for a contract longer than 1 year, and only Tim Thomas‘ deal was for more than $3M total.