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nikolai khabibulin 8 30 Ex Blackhawk Khabibulin could face jail time

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin has been found guilty on charges stemming from a DUI arrest in February.

The decision was handed down Friday, and the four-time All-Star could face up to six months in jail when he is sentenced Tuesday.

The 37-year-old played for Phoenix from 1996-99 and still has a home in Paradise Valley. He was pulled over in his Ferrari on Feb. 8, after the car was clocked at 70 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Police said an officer smelled alcohol and Khabibulin was arrested after a field sobriety test. He was booked into jail on DUI and excessive speed charges.

Khabibulin, who signed a four-year, $15 million deal with Edmonton last year, hasn’t played since Nov. 16 because of a herniated disk in his back that required surgery in January.

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