WASHINGTON - Nikolai Khabibulin gets the start tonight against the Capitals.
"We're going to give him his shot here," Savvy said. "We know he's a great goalie. We'll give him an opportunity tonight and see how it goes."
Evidently Savvy didn't feel Huet facing his former teammates was enough ot a factor to start him.
"Habby needs to get in a game, too," Savvy said. "I have plenty of confidence he'll step in and play well. It's his chance."
Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson has sore ribs and won't face the Caps. He is day-to-day, according to the Hawks. Matt Walker makes his debut on defense.