Goalie nods: Dubnyk to make 23rd straight start

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All the latest from the blue paint…

Devan stays busy

More of the same for Minnesota tonight — Devan Dubnyk will start when the Wild take on the Hurricanes in Carolina.

Tonight will mark Dubnyk’s 23rd straight start, a stretch in which he’s showed zero signs of fatigue or slowing down. He’s gone 17-3-1 during his time with the Wild, posting a 1.62 GAA, .939 save percentage and five shutouts.

At this stage — given his stellar play and heavy workload — one has to wonder if Dubnyk could slide into Vezina contention as one of the three finalists. The only category he’s not among the league leaders is wins (26), but is tied for 10th overall, which isn’t too shabby.

For Carolina, Anton Khudobin will be in goal.

Elsewhere…

Jackets at Devils: Sergei Bobrovsky vs. Cory Schneider

Sabres at Sens: Chad Johnson vs. Andrew Hammond

Flames at Wings: Jonas Hiller vs. Jimmy Howard

Oilers at ‘Hawks: Ben Scrivens vs. Corey Crawford

Pens at Ducks: Marc-Andre Fleury (probable) vs. Frederik Andersen (probable)

Voynov trial delayed to late April

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Los Angeles defenseman Slava Voynoy’s domestic assault trial has been continued until April 21st, according to lawyer Craig Renetzky:

Voynov, who was originally supposed to go to trial on Mar. 2, has seen his case twice continued; the first time, it was pushed back to Mar. 9 and now, it’s scheduled to begin at the end of April — which is a key date for the Kings.

L.A. faced a potential salary cap quagmire regarding Voynoy’s $4.1 million hit; while it is currently receiving financial relief with Voynov suspended indefinitely, there was no clear picture as to what would happen if Voynov went to trial and was cleared of charges.

Just prior to Monday’s trade deadline, the Kings acquired defenseman Andrej Sekera — and his $2.75M cap hit — from Carolina, a move that was only made possible because Voynov was off the books.

L.A. GM Dean Lombardi addressed the potential issue his club would’ve had if Voynov was reinstated prior to the end of the regular season.

“There are a number of moving parts that we’ve kind of looked at,” he said, per the New York Times. “Our formulas on the board look like they are from a physics project.”

But now, with the Voynov trial set for Apr. 21 and the end of the NHL regular season on Apr. 11, the Kings won’t be affected (barring Voynov making a plea deal which, per the O.C. Register, is “highly, highly unexpected.”)

It’s also worth noting the issue wouldn’t affect L.A. in the postseason either, as salary cap constraints don’t apply in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

PHT’s 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Tracker

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Our running list of all the deals leading up to 3 p.m. ET on Monday, Mar. 2…

Monday, Mar. 2

To Boston: Zack Phillips
To Minnesota: Jared Knight

To Anaheim: Korbinian Holzer
To Toronto: Eric Brewer, 5th-round pick (’15) (link)

To Anaheim: James Wisniewski, 3rd-round pick (’15)
To Columbus: William Karlsson, Rene Bourque and 2nd-round pick (’15) (link)

To Boston: Max Talbot, Paul Carey
To Colorado: Jordan Caron, 6th-round pick (’16) (link)

To Vancouver: Sven Baertschi
To Calgary: 2nd-round pick (’15) (link)

To Anaheim: Simon Despres
To Pittsburgh: Ben Lovejoy (link)

To St. Louis: Olli Jokinen
To Toronto: Joakim Lindstrom, 6th-round pick (conditional, ’15) (link)

To Minnesota: Chris Stewart
To Buffalo: 2nd-round pick (’17) (link)

To Montreal: Torrey Mitchell
To Buffalo: Jack Nevins, 7th-round pick (’16) (link)

To Arizona Coyotes: David Leggio
To New York Islanders: Mark Louis (link)

To Minnesota: Jordan Leopold
To Columbus: Justin Falk, 5th-round pick (’15) (link)

To Vancouver: Cory Conacher
To New York Islanders: Dustin Jeffrey (link)

To St. Louis: Roberto Bortuzzo, 7th-round pick (’16)
To Pittsburgh: Ian Cole (link)

To San Jose: Karl Stollery
To Colorado: Freddie Hamilton (link)

To New York Islanders: Michal Neuvirth
To Buffal Sabres: Chad Johnson, 3rd-round pick (’16) (link)

To New York Islanders: Tyler Kennedy
To San Jose Sharks: 3rd-round pick (conditional, ’16) (link)

To Detroit: Marek Zidlicky
To New Jersey: 3rd-round pick (conditional, ’16) (link)

To San Jose: Ben Smith, 7th round pick (’17, conditional)
To Chicago: Andrew Desjardins (link)

To St. Louis: Zbynek Michalek, 3rd-round pick (conditional, ’15)
To Arizona: Maxim Letunov (link)

To Montreal: Brian Flynn
To Buffalo: 5th-round pick (’16) (link)

To Montreal: Jeff Petry
To Edmonton: 2nd-round pick (’15), 5th-round pick (conditional, ’15) (link)

To Tampa Bay: Braydon Coburn
To Philly: Radko Gudas, 1st-round pick (’15), 3rd-round pick (’15) (link)

To Boston: Brett Connolly
To Tampa Bay: 2nd-round pick (’15), 2nd round-pick (’16) (link)

Sunday, Mar. 1

To Detroit: Erik Cole, 3rd-round pick (conditional, ’15)
To Dallas: Mattias Janmark, Mattias Backman, 2nd-round pick (’15) (link)

To New York Rangers: James Sheppard
To San Jose: 4th-round pick (’16) (link)

To Winnipeg: Lee Stempniak
To New York Rangers: Carl Klingberg (link)

To New York Rangers: Keith Yandle, Chris Summers, 4th-round pick (’15)
To Arizona: John Moore, Anthony Duclair, 1st-round pick (conditional, ’16), 2nd-round pick (’15) (link)

To Washington: Curtis Glencross
To Calgary: 2nd-round pick (’15), 3rd-round pick (’15) (link)

Saturday, Feb. 28

To Chicago: Antoine Vermette
To Arizona: Klas Dahlbeck, 1st-round pick (’15) (link)

To Anaheim: Tomas Fleischmann
To Florida: Dany Heatley, 3rd-round pick (’15) (link)

To Washington: Tim Gleason
To Carolina: Jack Hillen, 4th-round pick (’15) (link)

Friday, Feb. 27

To Chicago: Kimmo Timonen
To Philly: 2nd-round pick (’15), 4th-round pick (conditional, ’16) (link)

Thursday, Feb. 26

To Columbus: David Clarkson
To Toronto: Nathan Horton (link)

To Florida: Jaromir Jagr
To New Jersey: 2nd-round pick (’15), 3rd-round pick (’16) (link)

To Toronto: T.J. Brennan
To Chicago: Spencer Abbott (link)

To St. Louis: Adam Cracknell
To Columbus: Future considerations (link)

Wednesday, Feb. 25

To Los Angeles: Andrej Sekera
To Carolina: Roland McKeown, 1st-round pick (conditional, ’15 or ’16) (link)

To Pittsburgh: Daniel Winnik
To Toronto: Zach Sill, 2nd-round pick (’16), 4th-round pick (’15) (link)

To Winnipeg: Jiri Tlusty
To Carolina: 3rd-round pick (’16), 6th-round pick (conditional, ’15) (link)

Tuesday, Feb. 24

To Minnesota: Sean Bergenheim, 7th-round pick (’16)
To Florida: 3rd-round pick (’16) (link)

To Anaheim: Jiri Sekac
To Montreal: Devante-Smith Pelly (link)

Sunday, Feb. 15

To Nashville: Cody Franson, Mike Santorelli
To Toronto: Olli Jokinen, Brendan Leipsic, 1st-round pick (’15) (link)

Wednesday, Feb. 11

To Dallas: Jhonas Enroth
To Buffalo: Anders Lindback, 3rd-round pick (conditional, ’16) (link)

To Buffalo: Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, Jason Kasdorf
To Winnipeg: Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux, 1st-round pick (’15) (link)

Hurricanes sign McClement to two-year, $2.4M extension

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He wasn’t exactly a big trade target, but cross another name off the deadline list, as the Carolina Hurricanes signed Jay McClement to a two-year contract extension on Sunday.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that the contract is worth $1.2 million per season (thus $2.4 million overall).

The 31-year-old has been hot – in relative terms – lately. He scored two goals on Saturday and has three of his season’s six tallies in the past three games.

Naturally, preventing goals is McClement’s focus instead of producing them.

He currently leads the Hurricanes in shorthanded ice time per game with 2:24. While his zone starts aren’t quite as absurd as they were in Toronto, he’s still a guy who has a pretty thankless job, as he’s only begun 38.5 percent of his shifts in the offensive zone.

(He was under 30 regularly with Toronto, which is very rare.)

He’s not just on the ice for tough minutes, either, as it sounds like the Hurricanes have had a pretty successful penalty kill:

McClement may not be an impact player, but despite only 11 games of playoff experience in his career, he seems like the type who can make life easier for Carolina’s bigger money forwards.

Maloney: There’s ‘significant interest’ in Zbynek Michalek

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The Arizona Coyotes traded goaltender Devan Dubnyk back in January and moved forward Antoine Vermette to Chicago tonight. With Arizona near the bottom of the NHL’s standings though, GM Don Maloney likely isn’t done dealing.

One player in particular that might be wearing a new jersey soon is defenseman Zbynek Michalek. The 32-year-old has 73 hits and ranks 12th in the NHL with 130 blocks in 53 games this season. He’s in the final season of a five-year, $20 million contract.

Michalek also hasn’t played since Feb. 14 due to an upper-body injury, but that hasn’t stopped teams from calling.

“The injury does not help the process (of trading Michalek) but I wouldn’t say it hurts,” Maloney told Fox Sports’ Craig Morgan. The general manager added, “He’s well on the road to recovery and there is significant interest in his services.”

The rental market for defensemen is thin, especially with Andrej Sekera, Cody Franson, and Kimmo Timonen already off the trading block.

The Detroit Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks, Tampa Bay Lightning, and St. Louis Blues are believed to be among the teams interested, per Fox Sports.

Maloney added that the Coyotes were considering additional trades that don’t involve Michalek, but he didn’t go into detail.