Report: Huet loaned to Swiss team

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, Last Updated: 12:07 PM ET

ZURICH, Switzerland - The Chicago Blackhawks have reportedly made the move everyone was expecting over the summer, finding another circuit for goaltender Cristobal Huet.

According to the Swiss website 20 Minutes Online, the Blackhawks will loan the Frenchman to Fribourg-Gotteron of the Swiss League for the 2010-11 season. The move will save cap-strapped Chicago $5.625 million.

Huet was 26-14-4 with a 2.50 goals-against average and .895 save percentage in 48 games (46 starts) last season.

The Blackhawks signed veteran Marty Turco to replace Stanley Cup-winning goalie Antti Niemi, who was allowed to become an unrestricted free agent after Chicago refused an arbitrator's award.

The team has also been forced to trade players such as playoff hero Dustin Byfuglien and Kris Versteeg to get under the salary cap.


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