Khabibulin faces jail

Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin has been sentenced to 30 days in jail stemming from his Arizona drunken-driving conviction.

Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin has been sentenced to 30 days in jail stemming from his Arizona drunken-driving conviction. The four-time all-star received the sentence Tuesday in Scottsdale City Court. He also was fined US$5,100 and must enrol in an alcohol-treatment program. He was ordered to report to jail Saturday, but that could be delayed because he’s appealing his sentence. “He’s made a mistake,” said Oilers GM Steve Tambellini Tuesday. “Let me assure you this organization is treating this very seriously. “As far as any discussion on discipline … all that has to wait. Can he come to training camp at this point? Yes.” The 37-year-old played for Phoenix from 1996-99. He was pulled over in his Ferrari on Feb. 8. Police said an officer smelled alcohol and Khabibulin was arrested after a field sobriety test. Khabibulin signed a four-year, $15 million deal with Edmonton last year.