The beleaguered Kazakh will be joining the Detroit Red Wings courtesy of a $570,000 contract signed Thursday, according to TSN. The 35-year-old Nabokov will have to pass through the waiver wire before the deal becomes official.
The Red Wings (29-12-6) currently employ veteran net minder Chris Osgood, who is on the shelf for six to eight weeks after undergoing hernia surgery. Jimmy Howard has been the team’s premier goalie, posting a 23-7-3 record with a 2.83 GAA.
San Jose fans remember Nabokov as a fantastic regular season goalie that never could climb the Stanley Cup playoff mountain. His best season came during the 2007-08 campaign, where he won the Vezina Trophy with a stifling 2.14 GAA.