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updated: 12/14/2013 4:16 PM

Blackhawks get goalie LaBarbera from Oilers

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The Blackhawks got deeper in goal on Saturday by acquiring Jason LaBarbera from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for future considerations.

LaBarbera was assigned to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

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The 33-year-old LaBarbera has 182 games of NHL experience with the Rangers, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Phoenix and Edmonton with a 60-73-19 record, 2.86 goals-against average and .907 save percentage.

He was 1-3-0 with a 3.28 goals-against average and a .870 save percentage this season with Edmonton. He was playing for Oklahoma City of the AHL at the time of the trade.

LaBarbera was named the AHL's most valuable player in 2003-04 season and is a two-time winner of the Baz Bastein trophy (2003-04, 2006-07) as the AHL's best goaltender.

With Corey Crawford out for two more weeks with a left leg injury and Nikolai Khabibulin sidelined indefinitely with his leg injury, LaBarbera is good insurance for rookies Antti Raanta and Kent Simpson.

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