Stars’ Khudobin sidelined for approximately 6 months after hip surgery

Posted: 16/03/2022 in NHL
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Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin‘s season is over.

The veteran will miss approximately six months after undergoing a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair, Stars general manager Jim Nill announced Tuesday.

Khudobin only played in nine NHL games this season after being the odd man out in Dallas’ crowded goalie room. He logged a .879 save percentage and a 3.63 goals-against average. His last NHL start came during a 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Jan. 15.

The Stars waived Khudobin in December and sent him to the AHL. He suited up for six games with the Texas Stars where he put up a .903 save percentage and a 2-4-0 record. Khudobin last played for the Stars on Jan. 29.

Dallas reportedly placed Khudobin on the trade block prior to waiving him. He has one season left on a three-year, $10-million contract.

Since Khudobin was injured in the AHL, the Stars can’t place him on long-term injured reserve and gain extra cap space ahead of the deadline, according to The Athletic’s Saad Yousuf.

Khudobin is only two seasons removed from his outstanding 2020 Stanley Cup Final run with the Stars. He authored a .905 save percentage in 32 appearances last campaign.

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