Nikolai Khabibulin made a public appearance on Wednesday dispelling rumours he had picked up an injury and therefore had to miss two consecutive practices.

The Edmonton Oilers goaltender was simply taking advantage of a break in the schedule to get some rest.

"It was good, we had a few days between games and it was good to get a few days off," said Khabibulin. "I just wanted to get some rest and get everything back in order and start over."