The Predators have traded Devan Dubnyk to the Canadiens for future considerations.
Dubnyk cleared waivers a few days ago, but has now been sent to the Habs as insurance. This deal has Carey Price owners and Habs fans worried about how serious Price's lower-body injury is. Dubnyk will likely serve as Peter Budaj's backup until Price is ready to go.
WIth Pekka Rinne back with the Preds and the emergence of Carter Hutton, Dubnyk has been placed on waivers in an attempt to send him to Milwaukee (AHL). However, with he could be claimed by the Oilers and return as their backup as they try to trade Ilya Bryzgalov before the deadline. He could also be claimed by the Sabres so that they don't need to acquire a backup as they try to trade Jaroslav Halak.
Dubnyk allowed five goals on 29 shots in his Predators debut on December 18. He will look to make a better impression in his second start when he faces the Flames tonight. Calgary is a familiar foe from his days in Edmonton. He is 2-0-1 with a 1.32 GAA and .955 SV% against the Flames this season.
Dubnyk will make his Predators debut tonight after being traded for Matt Hendricks on Wednesday. On one of the NHL's worst defensive teams he was 11-17-2 with a 3.36 GAA and .894 SV%. In Nashville he will play behind a much stingier defensive unit which should help improve his overall numbers. It might be difficult to make a good first impression when he faces the 30-12-5 Avalanche. In his two previous games against Colorado he was 1-1-0 with a 2.54 GAA and .932 SV%.
The Predators have acquired Devan Dubnyk from the Oilers in exchange for Matt Hendricks.
Dubnyk is 11-17-2 with a 3.36 GAA and .894 SV% this season. He will be better off in Nashville, their blueline is way better than in Edmonton and they play a much more defensive oriented style of hockey compared to the Oilers. This move will force the Predators to send Marek Mazanec or Carter Hutton to Milwaukee (AHL). I would guess that Hutton will be the player to go.
Dubnyk gave up three goals on 28 shots in a 4-3 OT win over the Penguins on Friday. It sounded like the original plan was to go with Ilya Bryzgalov against the Blackhawks, but following a rare strong performance from Dubnyk, they will turn to him again tonight. If you need goalie numbers, you can take a chance on him, but the matchup is an ugly one.
Dubnyk surrendered five goals on 36 shots in a loss to the Sharks on January 2. It was a pretty ugly way to follow-up his second shutout of the season. He has fallen behind Ilya Bryzgalov as the Oilers starter and enters play tonight 10-16-2 with a 3.31 GAA and .895 SV%. He has a terrible matchup tonight vs. the red-hot Penguins.
Dubnyk stopped all 27 shots that he faced in a 2-0 shutout win over the Flames last Friday. The win was his 10th of the season and he will go for number-11 tonight vs. the Sharks. He allowed three goals on 37 shots in a 3-1 loss to San Jose in November.
Dubnyk allowed three goals on 38 shots in a loss to the Avalanche on December 19. He has not recorded a win since December 10 but will have a decent chance when he takes on the Flames in Calgary tonight. He is 1-0-1 with a 1.97 GAA and .935 SV% in the Battle of Alberta this season.
Dubnyk gave up four goals on 40 shots in a loss to the Canucks on December 13. December has not been overly kind to Dubnyk who is 3-3-1 with a 3.75 GAA and .888 SV%. He gets the call tonight due to recent success vs. the Avalanche, but they are still a quality side and he is a risky start as always.
Dubnyk allowed three goals on 18 shots before being pulled last night vs. the Bruins. Things will not get any easier for Dubnyk tonight as he takes on the Canucks. In his first meeting with the Canucks he was yanked after allowing five goals on 31 shots. He would be an extremely risky play tonight.
Dubnyk leads the Oilers onto the ice for warmups; he starts.
Dubnyk allowed four goals on 28 shots but still walked away with the overtime win on Tuesday vs. Carolina. He has alternated wins and losses in his last seven starts, so hopefully for Dubnyk owners that streak does not continue. He does draw a terrible matchup vs. the Bruins, so there is a good chance that streak does hold up.
Dubnyk allowed two goals on 27 shots in an OT loss to the Flames on Saturday night. It was a tough loss after grabbing the win against a much better Avalanche team two night's prior. He gets the call against tonight against a Carolina team who are starting to find their stride as of late.
Dubnyk allowed just two goals on 35 shots in a blowout win over the Avalanche on Thursday. After looking shaky on Tuesday, Dubnyk bounced back well with a strong performance against a quality team. He goes tonight vs. the Flames who he beat back on November 16 in another 33-save effort.