NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators have traded forward Matt Hendricks to Edmonton for Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk.
Each team announced the trade Wednesday on Twitter.
With the move, the Predators get rid of the four-year contract they signed Hendricks to last July for $7.4 million. Hendricks, 32, played in 44 games for Nashville this season but had only four points. They also pick up an experienced goalie to fill in until Pekka Rinne is able to return. Rinne was just cleared to start weight-bearing exercises last week in his return from hip surgery.
The 6-foot-6 Dubnyk is 11-17-2 this season for the Oilers, and he ranks fourth in the NHL in goals allowed with 94 in 32 games. Dubnyk, 27, has a .894 save percentage and 3.66 goals-against average.
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