Oilers' Nikolai Khabibulin injured, Yann Danis recalled

The Edmonton Oilers have placed goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin on injury reserve, it was announced on Wednesday.

Veteran suffered groin injury

Nikolai Khabibulin was beaten on the last shot Sunday, as Edmonton settled for a point against the NHL-best Blackhawks in Chicago. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Edmonton Oilers have placed goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin on injury reserve.

Khabibulin suffered a groin injury during Edmonton's 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago on Monday.

Khabibulin, a 40-year old veteran, has a 2.11 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage in five games this season with Edmonton.

Khabibulin is in the final year of a four-year contract with the Oilers.

The Oilers replaced Khabibulin with Yann Danis, who was recalled from the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.

Danis, a five-foot-11, 182-pound goalie, has a 3.03 GAA and a .901 save percentage in 31 games this season with the Barons.