Could the ‘Big Easy’ be traded again?- News was released yesterday that Nashville starting goaltender Pekka Rinne has been assigned to their AHL affiliate on a conditioning assignment. Rinne, who has been out most of the year rehabbing his injured and infected hip, has been practicing with Nashville and hoping to get back and help the Predators with their push for the playoffs. Uncertainty has surrounded the big Finn’s health all season and is likely why Nashville traded for insurance in the form of former Oiler Devan Dubnyk.
Dubnyk has been awful for the Predators since going to the team in a trade which brought the Oilers Matt Hendricks. He has been outplayed by the Predators incumbent backup Carter Hutton and Dubnyk has only dressed for two games since the trade posting a .850 SP%.
If Rinne’s weekend conditioning assignment goes as planned and he returns to Nashville, what happens to Dubnyk? Is it possible he could be on the move again prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline? Would there be any interest?
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