Blackhawks Trying To Deal G Huet

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cristobal huet Blackhawks Trying To Deal G Huet

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks are close to finding a place for goaltender Cristobal Huet to play this season and eliminating his $5.625 million annual salary cap hit.

General manager Stan Bowman said Friday he hopes to assign Huet to a team in Europe within the next few weeks. Huet won’t be in training camp and may be claimed off waivers from the Stanley Cup champions.

The 35-year-old Huet is entering the third year of a $22.5 million, four-year contract he signed in July 2008.

Huet saw limited duty in the second half of the 2009-10 season after Antti Niemi emerged as Chicago’s No. 1 goalie. Niemi is gone, but veteran Marty Turco signed a one-year, $1.3 million free agent deal with Chicago in August and Corey Crawford is expected to back him up.

Updated September 17, 2010

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