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.