Oilers' Dubnyk exploring his overseas options

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk stares down a young hockey player at the Pros 4 Goals...

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk stares down a young hockey player at the Pros 4 Goals hockey camp at the Terwillegar Community Rec Centre on Oct.18. (David Bloom/Edmonton Sun)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:53 PM ET

EDMONTON - Devan Dubnyk has been building up a lot of airline points trying to find ice time during the NHL lockout.

But if the dispute between the league and its players association is not resolved soon, the Edmonton Oilers goaltender may have to look for a more permanent solution. Possibly overseas.

Whether it’s for a stint or the rest of the season, Dubnyk wants to start playing games.

“I’ll go somewhere to play even if it were just three games,” said Dubnyk. “I would still go even if I knew it was going be for only 10 days. I still have my eyes and ears open, unfortunately it’s tough to do, it’s tough to find a spot as a goalie.

“Unfortunately teams that are looking for goalies are looking for guys to play the whole year.”

Dubnyk had hoped the lockout would be resolved, and at this point would be back in the Oilers net battling for the starting position with Nikolai Khabibulin.

 


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