Avalanche land Dubnyk from Sharks for Pateryn, 5th-round pick
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The Colorado Avalanche acquired goaltender Devan Dubnyk from the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Greg Pateryn and a fifth-round pick in 2021, the team announced Saturday.

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.

Avalanche land Dubnyk from Sharks for Pateryn, 5th-round pick
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