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Dubnyk headlines players on waivers

Mar 3, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

Nashville Predators goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) makes a stop against the Colorado Avalanche in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The game is Dubnyk's first in goal for the Predators since being acquired from the Edmonton Oilers. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) AP

Devan Dubnyk is only 27 years old, but we might already be seeing the beginning of the end of his NHL career after the Nashville Predators decided to place him on waivers, per TVA’s Renaud Lavoie.

Dubnyk entered the season as Edmonton’s number one goaltender, but he got off to a horrendous start with a 4.01 GAA and .878 save percentage in nine October games. The Oilers consequently signed Ilya Bryzgalov and then acquired Ben Scrivens from Los Angeles.

Edmonton shipped Dubnyk to Nashville on Jan. 15, but he only played in two Predators contests and had a 4.35 GAA and .850 save percentage with the team.

With Pekka Rinne set to return, they no longer have room for Dubnyk. His contract will expire following the 2013-14 campaign.

Also on waivers today are Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chuck Kobasew, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Frazer McLaren, and Oilers defenseman Philip Larsen.

  1. nobandwagoners - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    And to think that Edmonton gave him a 2-year, $7m contract just two years ago. Can’t blame the player for saying ‘yes’ to that contract.

    So at least, wherever Dubnyk ends up, he should be financially secure for the rest of his life, assuming he actually invested a chunk of that payday. Good luck to him.

    • elrock7 - Mar 3, 2014 at 9:45 PM

      Dubya a better goalie than Dubnyk

  2. runhigh24 - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Good to see that the Maple Leafs finally came to realize that you don’t need 2 enforcers on the roster and to the Penguins for realizing they don’t need whatever it is Chuck Kobasew does.

  3. stcrowe - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    On the same day that they Oilers sign Scrivens to an extension.

    I have never thought that Dubnyk had the ability to be an NHL starter, or even a reliable backup. I suspect that we will see him bounce up and down between the AHL and the NHL, like a Michael Leighton.

  4. bsaures - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    I could see Phillip Larson being claimed as a depth guy he has a decent stat line this year on a horrible team

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