Wild add goalie Dubnyk in trade with Coyotes

Devan Dubnyk was traded to Minnesota.

The Minnesota Wild acquired goaltender Devan Dubnyk from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a 2015 third-round draft pick.

The Wild have been in search of goaltending depth for quite some time. Starter Darcy Kuemper is out with lower-body injury and the team was seeking to upgrade their current tandem of Niklas Backstrom and recent call-up John Curry.

Backstrom started Tuesday night in a 7-1 loss at Pittsburgh and Curry took over midway through the third period.

Dubnyk, 28, has appeared in 19 games for Arizona this season, posting a 9-5-2 record with a .916 save percentage and 2.72 goals-against average. He has a career record of 70-82-24 with the Coyotes, Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers.

He signed a one-year deal with Arizona last summer and is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent following the 2014-15 season.

The Wild are 12th in the Western Conference, ahead of only Arizona and Minnesota.

The Oilers originally selected Dubnyk in the first round (14th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft.

Acquire:
  • Devan Dubnyk
Acquire:
  • 3rd-round pick (2015)
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