|Date of Birth||5/4/1986|
|Height, Weight||6'6", 213 lbs|
|Drafted||2004 - Rd 1 (14th Overall) by EDM|
|1||John Hayden drops Marcus Foligno with unreal knockout punch|
|2||Bumpy start for Minnesota Wild’s reinvented defense|
|3||How much better can Wild forward Nino Niederreiter get?|
|4||Minnesota Wild: Retooled and ready to compete|
|5||Wild re-sign Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund|
Dubnyk allowed five goals on 35 shots in an overtime loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
The 31-year-old continued his rough start to the season, yielding a season-high five goals, including the game-winner in the first minute of overtime. Dubnyk played well Thursday against Chicago, but in two of his three starts, he's allowed at least four goals. Dubnyk didn't finish last season on a strong note, either, so it's not exactly encouraging that his slump seems to have carried over this fall. While it's way too early to assume he won't be in the Vezina Trophy discussion at the end of the season, the slew of injuries Minnesota is dealing with is concerning.
Dubnyk stopped 36 shots as the Wild beat the Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday night.
Dubnyk was making his first appearance in a week, and bounced back nicely after yielding four goals on 31 shots in his debut. The Wild host Columbus on Saturday, and Dubnyk lost both of his starts against the Blue Jackets last season, posting a 2.57 GAA.
Dubnyk stopped 36 of 38 shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over Chicago.
It was a strong night for Dubnyk, who helped the Wild pick up their first victory of the season. He's clearly the go-to-guy in Minnesota after starting 60-plus games in each of his last two seasons, so look for another busy campaign this time around. The workhorse has the ability to steal games, as exemplified by Thursday's performance, so use him well, as there aren't many better fantasy options in the cage.
Dubnyk will command the crease Thursday night versus the host Blackhawks, NHL.com reports.
This will be the first game for Minnesota's chief backstop since he dropped a road decision in Detroit, allowing four goals on 31 shots for the season opener last Thursday. Chicago has won three of its first four games with 21 goals put up over that span, meaning Dubnyk should have his work cut out for him in this next one.
Dubnyk stopped 27 of 31 shots for the Wild in their 4-2 loss to Detroit in Thursday's season opener.
The Wild are next in Carolina on Saturday, and Dubnyk is 6-2-0 with a 2.71 GAA in eight career starts against the Hurricanes.