“It hasn’t really set in to be honest,” Dubnyk said. “It’s been an unfortunate season and the team wanted to go in a different direction.
“It’s a new opportunity for me, and I’m really excited to go to Nashville.”
Dubnyk got off to a rocky start this season as the Oilers No. 1 goaltender, causing Edmonton to sign free agent Ilya Bryzgalov in attempt to strengthen their position in net.
Scrivens, a 27-year-old native of Spruce Grove, Alta., went 7-5-4 in 19 games for the Kings this season with a 1.97 goals-against average and .931 save percentage. Scrivens played solid for L.A. during starter Jonathan Quick’s injury, but so did rookie sensation Martin Jones. When Quick returned, Jones was returned to the AHL. He was recalled immediately after the Scrivens trade.
Scrivens, who was acquired by the Kings last summer from Toronto, is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He carries a cap hit of $612,500. Oilers bench boss Dallas Eakins coached Scrivens when both men were part of the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.
Scrivens is from EDM area, and has very low salary. Re-signing him should not be an issue. Would suspect prospects were discussed.
Dubnyk, 27, has a record of 11-17-2 this season with two shutouts, a 3.36 goals-against average and a .894 save percentage. The Regina, Sask., native carries a salary cap hit of $3.5 million and will be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career on July 1.
For bookkeeping purposes: EDM retains half of Dubnyk's salary