Cristobal Huet

G / Chicago Blackhawks / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

Fantasy Points by Week

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    • Huet Gives Up NHL Dream; Signs With Swiss Club

      News: Cristobal Huet will not return to the NHL this season. He has signed a four-year deal with Laussane of the Swiss league, reports The Globe and Mail.
      Analysis: He had recently indicated a desire to return to the NHL and had hoped to land a gig as a backup. But it appears the market had stalled under the threat of a labor disruption, and Cristobal Huet decided he couldn't wait. He played eight seasons in the NHL, most recently with Chicago, and leaves with a 129-90-32 record in 272 games.
    • Huet Considering Return To NHL

      News: Cristobal Huet is looking to return to the NHL after spending the past two seasons in the Swiss League and the Canucks might have interest in him as a backup, the Vancouver Province reports.
      Analysis: With Roberto Luongo likely being traded before the season, Vancouver will be in the market for a backup to Cory Schneider. Cristobal Huet is an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team. If he doesn't find work in the NHL, Huet will likely continue to play overseas.
    • Blackhawks Officially Say Goodbye to Huet

      News: Huet was officially loaned to Fribourg-Gotteron SA of the Swiss National League A on Monday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
      Analysis: The Blackhawks are still paying his $5.625 million per season salary, but it will not count against the NHL's salary cap. Unfortunately for the team, the move is too late to hold on to some of the players from the Stanley Cup-winning team that were traded because of the salary cap conundrum.
    • Blackhawks Place Huet on Waivers

      News: The Blackhawks placed Huet on waivers Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reports.
      Analysis: Huet is expected to head to a team in the Swiss pro league if he clears waivers.
    • Chicago's Huet Won't be at Camp

      News: Coach Joel Quenneville confirmed Thursday that Huet will not be at training camp, the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
      Analysis: Huet is expected to be loaned to a team in the Swiss pro league, but the transaction can't become official until two weeks into training camp. Marty Turco, Corey Crawford and Hannu Toivonen are left as the Hawks' top three goalies.
    • Blackhawks Close to Ridding Huet's Cap Hit

      News: The Blackhawks are close to a deal that would allow them to lend Huet to a Swiss team for a year, Chicago Breaking Sports reports.
      Analysis: The Blackhawks would still have to pay Huet's $5.625M contract, but would be freed from the salary cap hit that currently has the team over the cap.
    • Niemi to start Tues. vs. Blues

      News: The Chicago Tribune reports that Blackhawks G Antti Niemi will start in goal against the Blues on Tuesday night.
      Analysis: Niemi has been a little up and down lately with two shutouts in his last four starts, but those were his only wins during that span. Because he's slowed down a bit and could lose starts to Cristobal Huet at any time, consider Niemi a low-end No. 2 Fantasy goalie for now. The Blackhawks TG remains a must-start option, while Huet is barely worth using in average-point leagues at this point.
    • Huet beaten for seven goals

      News: Blackhawks G Cristobal Huet had a bumpy night during a 8-3 loss to the Blue Jackets on Thursday. Huet was locked in a 2-1 battle until Columbus scored three times during a 10-minute window in the second period. Huet was then pulled in favor of Antti Niemi late in the second period. Huet was put back in to start the third, but he allowed two more goals in the first 3:49. Huet finished with 20 saves, while Niemi stopped four of five shots.
      Analysis: Huet has lost his last two starts and has allowed 14 goals in his last three appearances. He has had some ugly outings since the Olympic break and is not giving his coaches much confidence. Huet won't be totally shunned down the stretch, unless Niemi starts playing lights out. However, Huet is at best a low-end No. 2 Fantasy option since he is struggling. The Blackhawks TG has high-end Fantasy appeal.
    • Niemi to get call Tuesday

      News: The Blackhawks' official Twitter feed reports that G Antti Niemi will start on Tuesday vs. Phoenix.
      Analysis: Niemi has had some mixed results lately, but Cristobal Huet has been sick, which has limited his action. You have to think the Blackhawks are looking for one of their goalies to step up before the Stanley Cup playoffs, and maybe Niemi has the edge at the moment. Because he's not guaranteed a certain amount of starts, he can only really be considered a low-end No. 2 Fantasy goalie in deeper leagues at best. Don't use Huet in Fantasy Week 23 (March 22-28). The Blackhawks TG remains a No. 1 option.
    • Huet well enough to back up Saturday

      News: Blackhawks G Cristobal Huet felt well enough to back up Antti Niemi in Saturday's shootout loss to the Coyotes.
      Analysis: Huet missed a few days with the flu, but appears to be back in the goalie mix for the time being. He might get a couple of starts in Fantasy Week 23 (March 22-28), but the Blackhawks like to give both of their goalies looks, so you never know who is going to get the edge in number of starts. Consider Huet a low-end No. 2 option at best.
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