The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired goaltender Jason LaBarbera from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for future considerations.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: LaBarbera will be sent straight to the Blackhawks farm team in Rockford. This hasn’t been a good season for LaBarbera,who was a bust as the Oilers backup goalie.
With Ilya Bryzgalov expected back soon from concussion symptoms, the Oilers obviously didn’t want to carry three goalies.
The Blackhawks, meanwhile, get some necessary goalie depth in their ranks, as Corey Crawford and Nikolai Khabibulin are currently sidelined.