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Oilers trade Garon to Penguins

DEREK VAN DIEST, Sun Media

, Last Updated: 2:00 PM ET

The Edmonton Oilers have finally resolved their goaltending dilemma.

The Oilers traded Mathieu Garon to the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday, in exchange for goaltender Dany Sabourin, defenceman Ryan Stone and a fourth-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

It is expected Sabourin, 28, will either be assigned to the Oilers AHL affiliate in Springfield or moved to another NHL team within the next couple of days.

In 19 games for the Penguins this season, the native of Val D'Or, Que., has a 6-8-2 record with a 2.85 goals against average and .898 save percentage.

Originally the Calgary Flames fifth-pick, ­ 108 overall, ­ in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Sabourin was signed as a free agent by the Penguins prior to last season.

Stone, 23, was selected by the Penguins in the second round, 32 overall, of the 2003 draft. The six-foot-two, 215-pound Calgary native had nine goals and 19 assists for 28 points with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season.

Garon, meanwhile, went into the season designated as the Oilers starter, but struggled early on allowing Dwayne Roloson to re-gain his No. 1 spot.

In 15 games with the Oilers, the native of Chandler, Que., had a 6-8 record with a 3.17 goals against average and a .895 save percentage.

Garon's departure leaves the goaltending duties to Roloson and Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers, who recently returned to the club after a two-week conditioning stint in Springfield.

The Oilers will host the Phoenix Coyotes (7 p.m.) tonight at Rexall Place.


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