Only hours after clearing NHL waivers, former Canadiens goaltender Cristobal Huet stopped 27 of 29 shots as Fribourg-Gotteron defeated Bern 4-2 in regular Swiss National Hockey League play. A sellout crowd of 6,700 watched Huet’s debut in Fribourg.
Because of salary cap restrictions the Chicago Black Hawks were forced to put Huet on waivers. The Black Hawks will still be responsible for most of Huet’s 5.65 million dollar contract. This is Huet’s second stint in the Swiss League. He played for Lugano between 1998 and 2002.
Huet had been training in Fribourg since the beginning of the Swiss season awaiting completion of the waiver process.
Meanwhile, former Canadiens centre Glen Metropolit has played seven games for the Swiss League’s Zug franchise. Metropolit has four goals and 4 assists with a plus-7 rating for second place Zug. One of his teammates is another former Canadien, Paul Dipietro.