Khudobin recorded a 34-save shutout in Friday's 7-0 win over the Predators. That was worth the wait, wasn't it? The Stars' COVID-19 outbreak delayed their season opener by eight days, but Khudobin delivered a fantastic performance once the team was able to get onto the ice. Fantasy managers that invested in Khudobin have to be pleased with the early results. He's going to be the main man in the Dallas crease for the bulk of the first two months of the year while Ben Bishop (knee) recovers from surgery. Khudobin will look to stay hot Sunday in a rematch with the Predators.
Khudobin will tend the twine at home for the Stars' season opener versus Nashville on Friday, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports. Khudobin went 14-10-0 in 25 postseason appearances last season in which he recorded a 2.69 GAA, helping his team advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. With Ben Bishop (knee) expected to be sidelined until mid-March, Khudobin should see the bulk of the starts with Jake Oettinger or Landon Bow taking the occasional outing.
Khudobin and the Stars will begin their regular-season schedule Jan. 22 against the Predators. Dallas had to have its first four games of the 2020-21 campaign rescheduled due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Khudobin and his teammates will now set their sights on preparing for their season opener against Nashville next Friday.
Khudobin (not injury related) took the ice for the first time since training camp started Tuesday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. Khudobin has been absent from camp due to visa issues, but he should have plenty of time to shake off his offseason rust, as the Stars' first three games have been postponed in response to the team's recent COVID-19 outbreak, so their regular-season schedule won't start until Jan. 19 against Tampa Bay. The 34-year-old was fantastic for Dallas last season, compiling a 16-8-4 record while posting a 2.22 GAA and .930 save percentage in 30 regular-season appearances. He'll enter the 2020-21 campaign as the Stars' unquestioned No. 1 netminder with Ben Bishop (knee) set to be sidelined until March.
The NHL announced Friday that six Dallas players and two staff members have recently tested positive for COVID-19, which means Khudobin (not injury related) won't get a start in goal until Jan. 19 at the earliest. Khudobin wasn't able to participate in the first five days of training camp due to an immigration issue, and the Stars' recent breakout will only complicate matters for the 34-year-old Russian, who is set to open the season as Dallas' No. 1 netminder with Ben Bishop (knee) sidelined. This situation is still developing, so at this point there's no guarantee that Khudobin or the Stars will be cleared to take the ice Jan. 19 against Tampa Bay.
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