Khudobin missed the beginning of training camp due to visa and quarantine issues, but he took part in practice on Tuesday. With Ben Bishop expected to be sidelined for a good portion of the year, Khudobin is on track to be the team's starter to begin the campaign.
"It’s not easy, I’ll tell you that right now. It’s not easy," Khudobin said of his battle with the coronavirus, according to The Athletic's Saad Yousuf. He added he had trouble breathing and difficulty just going up stairs.
The 34-year-old was excellent in net last season, leading the Stars all the way to the Stanley Cup Final. Khudobin posted a .930 save percentage and 2.22 goals-against average in 30 games during the regular season.
Dallas had six players test positive for COVID-19 last week and will have the campaign delayed as a result. At least three games have been postponed thus far, and the team will not begin its season earlier than Jan. 19.