Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin was released from an Arizona jail on the weekend after serving some of his drunk driving sentence.


Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin was freed from an Arizona jail after satisfying some conditions of his impaired driving sentence. ((The Canadian Press))

The National Hockey League player was sentenced  last month to spend 15 days in custody for extreme drunk driving.

Khabibulin was caught driving with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit in February of last year.

Now that the first half of his sentence is over, court records indicate he'll have to spend the rest of August under house arrest.

The 30-day sentence was the minimum Khabibulin could have received. He could have faced as much as six months in jail.

He must also take part in alcohol counselling.