The Sharks aren't retaining any salary in the trade, but the Minnesota Wild are already paying 50% of Dubnyk's earnings thanks to the offseason trade that sent the veteran netminder to San Jose, according to The Athletic's Peter Baugh.
Dubnyk's posted a .898 save percentage in 17 games this season and struggled last year as well. The West-leading Avalanche were known to be hunting for a backup goalie behind starter Philipp Grubauer ahead of the April 12 trade deadline as Colorado had their championship hopes dashed in the bubble last summer due to a slew of injuries in goal.
The Avs still have nearly $2 million in cap space after the trade, according to Cap Friendly. By dealing their fifth-rounder, the club only has picks in the first, third, and seventh rounds of the upcoming draft.
Pateryn is an unrestricted free agent at season's end. The 30-year-old has appeared in 11 games this campaign, registering two assists.