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Sharks’ Dubnyk Willing to Waive No-Trade Clause For Contender

Reports are the San Jose Sharks may move goaltender Devan Dubnyk and he seems willing to waive his 10-team no-trade for a contender.

As per a report by Pierre LeBrun on today’s TSN Insider Trading, goaltender Devan Dubynk is believed to have informed the San Jose Sharks that he’d be open to a move. LeBrun explained that with Dubnyk’s play improving but the Sharks not looking like they’ll be playoff contenders, there might be interest from teams looking to upgrade at the goaltender position.

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LeBrun explains, “He’s a UFA at the end of the season, I think the Sharks are going to look to go a different route in terms of their goaltending in the offseason, so Dubnyk will be available in all likelihood before April 12th.” He adds, “He’s got a 10-team no trade list, but I think for the right contender and right fit, he would certainly waive.”

A couple of teams that LeBrun suggested to watch in this scenario are the Colorado Avalanche and Washington Capitals and that the Avs have been calling around looking for options.

For any acquiring team, Dubnyk would be a pure rental, and come at a cap hit of $2.16 million as the Minnesota Wild are retaining the other half of his current deal.

Devan Dubnyk Minnesota Wild
Devan Dubnyk Minnesota Wild

Lots of Talk in San Jose About the Future

With news that the Sharks could look to move Dubnyk, it would seem the team is writing off the season and there has been a lot of talk about the future of the organization, especially in light of recent comments made by defenseman Erik Karlsson who said he wasn’t interested in going through another rebuild.

Without Dubnyk, the Sharks will be committing to Martin Jones again. In 16 starts, he’s got a 3.64 GAA and a .884 save percentage. Not sure how much Karlsson will love that, but the Sharks will likely look to add another netminder in the offseason.

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