|Assets:||Has an abundance of puck-stopping ability. Is cool under pressure and plenty agile. Can put up great statistics at lower levels.|
|Flaws:||Is wildly inconsistent, which hinders his National Hockey League value. Also lacks the ideal size for a goalkeeper at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Talented but inconsistent goaltender with a little upside.|
|ECHL||Goaltender of the Year||2007-08|
|ECHL||First All-Star Team||2007-08|
|9/21/2012||Signed with Atlant Mytishchi (KHL).|
|4/02/2012||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|10/05/2011||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|7/01/2011||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Boston Bruins to a two-year contract.|
|6/28/2011||Boston Bruins did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|4/12/2011||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|2/28/2011||Acquired from the Minnesota Wild.|
|2/28/2011||Re-assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|1/20/2011||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|1/08/2011||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|10/09/2010||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|7/15/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Minnesota Wild to a one-year contract.|
|6/16/2010||Minnesota Wild tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/03/2010||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|3/29/2010||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|2/15/2010||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|2/14/2010||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|2/04/2010||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|12/16/2009||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|12/15/2009||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|11/03/2009||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|10/28/2009||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|9/22/2009||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|4/03/2009||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|4/02/2009||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|10/16/2008||Re-assigned to Florida (ECHL).|
|9/29/2008||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|4/07/2008||Re-assigned to Texas (ECHL).|
|2/13/2008||Re-assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|2/09/2008||Re-assigned to Texas (ECHL).|
|2/06/2008||Re-assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|11/01/2007||Re-assigned to Texas (ECHL).|
|10/28/2007||Re-assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|10/11/2007||Re-assigned to Texas (ECHL).|
|9/12/2007||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|7/12/2007||Signed by the Minnesota Wild to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|5/09/2006||Signed with the Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Russian League.|
|9/23/2005||Returned to his junior team (Saskatoon-WHL).|
|2/28/2011||Minnesota Wild traded Anthon Khudobin to the Boston Bruins for Jeff Penner and Mikko Lehtonen.|
|6/27/2004||Drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 7th round (206th overall) in 2004.|
Anton Khudobin gets pulled in loss to Flyers | 04/23/2013 10:50 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin was pulled in Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia after he allowed two goals on 16 shots.
ImpactTuukka Rask was beaten three times on 14 shots in relief after starting back-to-back games for the Bruins over the weekend. The Bruins have been comfortable starting Khudobin this season and this effort probably won't change that, as he has been a solid backup to Rask.
Anton Khudobin expected to start on Tuesday | 04/23/2013 12:06 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin was the first goalie off the ice at Tuesday's morning skate.
Bruins on Twitter
ImpactThat's usually a sign of which goalie will start the night's game. Khudobin has been excellent as Tuukka Rask's backup this season, registering a 9-3-1 mark this season with a .925 save percentage and 2.20 GAA.
Anton Khudobin makes most of chances | 04/18/2013 12:55 AM
NewsAnton Khudobin continues to put up sterling numbers on the rare occasions that he starts in favor of Tuukka Rask, which happened on Wednesday, even though the Boston Bruins lost to the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 (SO).
ImpactThe 26-year-old goalie is 9-3-1 this season with a .925 save percentage and 2.20 GAA. It would be intriguing to see what kind of fantasy value he might generate if he was given more opportunities to play.
Khudobin makes 24 saves, survives scare | 04/10/2013 10:29 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin made 24 saves in Boston's 5-4 win over New Jersey on Wednesday night.
ImpactThis one looked like it was going to be a cakewalk for the Bruins' backup, as the Bruins jumped out to a 4-0 lead by early in the second period. New Jersey would score three straight times, however, to keep things interesting. Khudobin has won his last three starts.
Bruins will go with Anton Khudobin Wednesday | 04/10/2013 1:02 PM
NewsIt was initially speculated that Tuukka Rask would start against New Jersey after shutting them out last week, so of course that means Anton Khudobin will get the nod for Boston on Wednesday night versus the Devils.
ImpactCoach Claude Julien made the announcement following the team's morning skate. Rask will probably play Thursday against the surging New York Islanders. Khudobin owns an 8-3-0 record with a .929 save percentage and a 2.07 GAA.
Anton Khudobin helps Bruins win two in a row | 04/02/2013 9:54 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin turned in another solid performance in Boston's 3-2 win over Ottawa on Tuesday night.
ImpactHe turned aside 45 of the 47 shots fired his way en route to his eighth win of the year. He played against Buffalo on Sunday as well and recorded his first shutout of the NHL campaign in a 2-0 victory. Khudobin has played well for the Bruins this season, but as a pending unrestricted free agent he isn't expected to be back with the team next year. For now, he's a good handcuff for Tuukka Rask owners.
Anton Khudobin likely to start again Tuesday | 04/02/2013 3:09 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin is expected to start his second straight game Tuesday night.
CSN New England
ImpactKhudobin is coming off an impressive shutout victory over the Sabres on Sunday and has been excellent as Tuukka Rask's backup this season. He's the perfect handcuff for Rask owners with a roster spot to spare.
Anton Khudobin shuts out Sabres | 03/31/2013 10:22 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin blocked 26 shots en route to a 2-0 shutout win over Buffalo on Sunday.
ImpactAs far as backup goaltenders go, you can't really ask for much more. He has made 10 starts and delivered a 7-3-0 record with strong peripherals. He's a perfect handcuff for Tuukka Rask owners.
Khudobin gets pulled after allowing 3 goals | 03/23/2013 10:04 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin turned aside just eight of 11 shots in a 3-2 defeat on Saturday.
ImpactTuukka Rask replaced Khudobin in the third period. Rask stopped both of the shots he faced, but the Bruins weren't able to overcome a 3-0 deficit.
Anton Khudobin will start Saturday | 03/23/2013 6:40 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin will start for the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
Joe Haggerty on Twitter
ImpactIt wasn't clear who would get the nod this afternoon, especially given that Tuukka Rask was the first netminder off the ice after the morning skate. Khudobin will get his second straight start after stopping 27 of 28 shots in Boston's win against Ottawa on Thursday.
Anton Khudobin stands tall in win over Sens | 03/22/2013 1:12 AM
NewsAnton Khudobin stopped 27 of 28 shots Thursday as he picked up a 2-1 win over the Senators.
ImpactKhudobin's record improves to 6-2-0 in eight starts this season. Given the setup around him and the regular playing time he is receiving, he may be worth hanging on to for the occasional game in deeper leagues.
B's starter unclear for Thursday against Sens | 03/21/2013 1:45 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin and Tuukka Rask exited the ice at about the same time following Thursday's morning skate.
CSN New England
ImpactKhudobin left a little ahead of Rask and it wouldn't be surprising if he got the call. He has played well when called upon this season and coach Claude Julien made a comment after Tuesday's loss to Winnipeg that Rask should've had the game's winning goal. However, a starter hasn't been named yet.
Penguins burn Anton Khudobin in third period | 03/12/2013 10:30 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin ended up with 31 saves in a 3-2 loss against Pittsburgh Tuesday night.
ImpactHe had a 2-0 lead entering the third period, but allowed three goals on 12 shots in what would become a loss for the Boston backup goalie. Khudobin has been solid on nights when the Bruins give number one goalie Tuukka Rask a rest. He has a 4-2-0 record along with a .910 save percentage and a 2.52 GAA.
Anton Khudobin likely to start Wednesday | 03/11/2013 7:47 PM
NewsLook for Anton Khudobin to get the start Tuesday night on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
ImpactAlthough Tuukka Rask is starting tonight in Ottawa, expect Khudobin to get "plenty of work" the rest of the season. He should be picked up immediately in every league if you have the roster space for him. He's a risky start tomorrow against the Penguins, but is worth throwing out there when Rask has the night off.
Anton Khudobin will continue to get work | 03/08/2013 8:59 AM
NewsExpect Anton Khudobin to get "plenty of work" the rest of the season.
ImpactAs long as he plays like he did Thursday (25 saves on 27 shots), confidence from his coach and teammates will grow. "It certainly makes our team feel a lot better when you know, no matter who you put in net, they're going to give you a solid performance," Julien said. "That's what you want and you hope to get from your backup goaltender. He played well tonight." Khudobin is worth throwing out there when Tuuka Rask has the night off.
Anton Khudobin tallies win over Leafs | 03/08/2013 1:28 AM
NewsAnton Khudobin stopped 25 of 27 shots Thursday en route to a 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
ImpactKhudobin was sharp on this evening, as he can hardly be blamed for either of the goals he permitted. Considering he has started five games and earned a win in four of them, he has been everything the Bruins have needed from him.
Anton Khudobin is likely to start Thursday | 03/07/2013 1:36 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin is projected to start on Thursday.
CSN New England
ImpactKhudobin was the first netminder off the ice Thursday morning, which is usually a good indicator of who the starter will be. He has a 2.52 GAA and .906 save percentage in four starts this season.
Bruins to play 17 games in March | 03/03/2013 12:49 PM
NewsThe Boston Bruins' remaining 31 games in this shortened 2013 season must be squeezed in between now and April 27th.
Ian Cameron McLaren
ImpactThe Bruins will play 17 games in March and four sets of back to back contests. In this context, Anton Khudobin should be picked up immediately in every league if you have the roster space for him. He has a 3-1-0 record in 2013 playing for a strong Boston squad.
Anton Khudobin allows two goals in 3rd win | 03/02/2013 4:55 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin kicked out 20 of 22 shots in a 3-2 victory Saturday.
ImpactKhudobin allowed two power-play goals in the first 8:38 minutes of playing time, but he held on and gave his team a chance to bounce back. He has a 3-1-0 record in 2013.
Khudobin to start Saturday afternoon | 03/02/2013 9:47 AM
NewsAs reported Friday, Anton Khudobin will start in goal Saturday against Tampa.
ImpactThe reason we repeat this news is that the game is an afternoon one that starts at 1:00 pm ET. Make sure you make any necessary goaltending switches immediately.
Bruins' Anton Khudobin will start on Saturday | 03/01/2013 1:40 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin will play between the pipes on Saturday.
Jimmy Murphy on Twitter
ImpactThis will be Khudobin's fourth start of the season. He has a 2.69 GAA and .905 save percentage in 2013. He should start more frequently for the remainder of the season due to the condensed schedule.
Anton Khudobin might start on Tuesday | 02/25/2013 10:40 AM
NewsAnton Khudobin might get his next start as early as Tuesday.
ImpactNothing is set in stone yet, but one way or another, Khudobin will probably begin to start more routinely for the remainder of the season. The Bruins end the season with 34 games in 63 days, including Sunday's 4-1 win over Florida. Consequently, they'll probably need to spread out the netminding duties a little more evenly. Khudobin has a 2.69 GAA and .905 save percentage in five starts this season.
Meteor lands in Khudobin's hometown | 02/16/2013 10:21 AM
NewsAnton Khudobin grew up just a few miles from the city where a meteor landed early Friday morning causing damage and injuring close to a 1,000 people.
ImpactKhudobin was born and raised in a Khazahkstan city, a few hundred miles from the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, where the meteor landed. "I heard the sound was pretty bad and some of the windows were blown out," said Khudobin, who had been in contact with a friend in his homeland. Luckily for the Bruin backup netminder, it does not appear any of his family was injured.
Khudobin has a rough third period in loss | 02/15/2013 10:59 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin yielded four goals on 26 shots in the Bruins' 4-2 loss to the Sabres on Friday night.
ImpactIt was a rough outing -- or should we say third period -- for the 26-year-old backup. He gave up three goals on 10 shots in the frame. Khudobin has a 2.70 goals-against average and .905 save percentage through three starts this season.
Khudobin is Bruins' probable starter Friday | 02/15/2013 1:14 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin will probably play between the pipes on Friday.
Joe Haggerty on Twitter
ImpactKhudobin was the first goaltender off the ice this morning, which is usually a good indication of who will start. He has a 2.00 GAA and .931 save percentage in two starts.
Coach impressed with Anton Khudobin | 02/11/2013 9:19 AM
NewsBruins coach Claude Julien likes what he's seen from Anton Khudobin so far this season.
CSN New England
Impact"He just looks really comfortable in net for us," Julien said. "I don't know if it's the way guys are playing in front of him, but he's just gobbling pucks up and leaving nothing behind. He's a very good goaltender." Khudobin has a 2.00 GAA and .931 save percentage in two starts this season. He won't get too much playing time as Tuukka Rask's understudy, but Khudobin will probably split back-to-back contests with Rask.
Khudobin wins to retain perfect record | 02/10/2013 10:50 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin stopped 25 of 26 shots Sunday en route to a 3-1 win over the Sabres.
ImpactIt was just the second start of the season for Khudobin in place of Tuukka Rask and he holds a perfect 2-0-0 record thus far. Rask is certainly the superior talent, but the solid supporting cast in Boston would make us feel comfortable with the backup if he was needed for an extended stretch.
Anton Khudobin gets second start of season | 02/10/2013 7:38 PM
NewsBoston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin will face Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.
John Vogl on Twitter
ImpactThe Kazakhstan-born netminder is primed to make just his second start of 2013, as Tuukka Rask has been dominant so far. The 26-year-old won while allowing three goals by the Carolina Hurricanes on Jan. 28.
Anton Khudobin gets win in first start | 01/28/2013 11:37 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin allowed three goals in the Bruins' 5-3 win over the Canes Monday night.
ImpactKhudobin stopped 29 shots in his first start of the season. Kudobin played in the KHL during the lockout with OK results: a 2.96 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage in 26 games. However, he shouldn't see many starts this season unless Tuukka Rask gets injured. He is someone that could be interesting as a plug and play candidate for those of you in daily transaction leagues.
Bruins will start Anton Khudobin Monday | 01/28/2013 2:20 PM
NewsAnton Khudobin will start for the Boston Bruins on Monday against Carolina.
ImpactThe contest will mark his first action of 2013 season after Tuukka Rask played in the team's first four games. Khudobin played one game for the Bruins last season and he stopped 44 of 45 shots in a 3-1 win over Ottawa. Rask will likely return to the crease for Tuesday's match versus New Jersey.
Anton Khudobin probably will start Monday | 01/26/2013 9:40 AM
NewsAnton Khudobin will likely make his season debut Monday against the Hurricanes.
ImpactTuukka Rask has played in all four games this season. Kudobin played in the KHL during the lockout with OK results: 2.96 goals-against average, .912 save percentage in 26 games.
Anton Khudobin set to be Boston backup | 01/12/2013 9:04 AM
NewsAnton Khudobin is hoping to play more than just a few games as Tuuka Rask's backup in Boston this season.
ImpactKhudobin recognizes that Rask could have a heavy workload this season. But he wants to show the Bruins that he can play as well. "Every goalie tries to be better than the other goalie," Khudobin said. "I'm going to push him. He's going to push me. I think it's normal." Khudobin spent his time during the lockout playing for Atlant Moscow Oblast in the KHL. He posted a 2.96 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. We would take a wait and see approach before adding Khudobin to your hockey pool reserve roster.
Khudobin may return to Russia next year | 01/08/2013 11:59 AM
NewsAnton Khudobin told R-Sport on Monday that he is considering switching to the KHL in the summer once his NHL deal with Boston expires.
Impact"I can say that these three months have been simply excellent," he said referring to his time in the KHL with Atlant Moscow Oblast during the lockout. "In the summer my contract with Boston finishes, and the choice of which league to play is going to be a serious dilemma. I could definitely turn up in the KHL, why not? Here you get really good hockey, it's a really decent league. The KHL is taking confident steps forward, and that's something that's really pleasing." Khudobin posted a 6-14-4 record with a .912 save percentage and a 2.96 goals-against average in 26 KHL appearances. With the Bruins, he will serve as Tuukka Rask's backup for at least the rest of this season.
|Date||Team||Opp||Decision||MIN||SO||GA||SHA||YTD GAA||YTD SV%||YTD Record||Status|
|Shots Against||47||vs. Ott||Apr 2||45|
|Saves||45||vs. Ott||Apr 2||44|
|Games Played In||4||2010-11 (Min)|
|Wins||2||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Min)|
|Goal Against Average||0.87*||2009-10 (Min)|
|Save percentage||.979*||2009-10 (Min)|
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