The trade gives the Habs some insurance in net with Carey Price’s recent injury.
Keep in mind that Dubnyk’s stats may not be indicative of his true skill. He’s played all but two of his 173 games with the defensively-weak Edmonton Oilers.
He wasn’t given much of a chance in Nashville, only being able to play two games with the Preds. Pekka Rinne’s return eliminated the need for Dubnyk on the roster.
In his career, he is 61-77-22 with a 2.90 GAA and .909 SP.
He is set to become an unrestricted free agent this off-season, having made an average of $3.5 million over the past two seasons.
TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that Nashville will retain part of Dubnyk’s salary for this season.