Chicago Benches Khabibulin

Source: HockeyBuzz | Sep 29th 2008, 11:07am EDT

Nikolai Khabibulin didn't dress for last night's pre-season game, even though Denis Savard said earlier he would play. Instead Anti Niemi started with Corey Crawford as backup. ''We wanted to give [Niemi] a game before the home crowd,'' Savard said of the decision to go with Anti.

It all very interesting and adds to the speculation that Khabibulin will be waived by the Blackhawks before the season begins.