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Oilers' Devan Dubnyk eyes turnaround

Devan Dubnyk's season is off to a rough start but says he's got plenty of season to turn things...

Devan Dubnyk's season is off to a rough start but says he's got plenty of season to turn things around. (Carmine Marinelli, QMI Agency)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:36 PM ET

EDMONTON - Devan Dubnyk is getting a chance to totally redeem himself.

The Edmonton Oilers goaltender will get the call against the Montreal Canadiens Thursday (7:30 p.m.) at Rexall Place.

Dubnyk sat out Monday’s victory over the New Jersey Devils after struggling in his first two games of the season.

“I think he just has to settle down a little bit,” said Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins. “I don’t want anyone to sluff off a questionable performance. But I think he takes it to heart so deeply and he takes it personally — which is a good thing — but it can also be your nemesis. You have to let it go.

“Even though your goal is to have 82 great nights during the season, it’s probably not going to happen. You have to understand that.”

Dubnyk has allowed 10 goals in his first two starts of the season and currently posts a 6.52 goals against average and a .831 save percentage.


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