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Canadiens acquire G Dubnyk from Predators

TSN.ca Staff

3/5/2014 1:58:15 PM

The Nashville Predators have traded goaltender Devan Dubnyk to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for future considerations.

Dubnyk, 27, joins his third team of the 2013-14 season. He has been assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL.

He began the season with the Edmonton Oilers, with whom he had spent the previous five NHL seasons. He was dealt to the Predators on Jan. 15 in exchange for Matt Hendricks.

The Predators are believed to be retaining a portion of Dubnyk's 2013-14 salary to complete the deal. Dubnyk is currently in the second of a two-year deal worth an average annual value of $3.5 million.

In 34 games with the Oilers and Predators this season, Dubnyk has posted a 11-18-3 record with a 3.43 goals-against average and an .891 save percentage.

Originally selected 14th overall by the Oilers at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Dubnyk has posted a 61-77-22 record with eight shutouts in 173 career NHL games. He has a career save percentage of .909 and a career GAA of 2.90.

Dubnyk was placed on waivers earlier this week but went unclaimed.