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Oilers' Dubnyk puts on brave face

Edmonton Oilers' goalie Devan Dubnyk stops Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk during NHL action in...

Edmonton Oilers' goalie Devan Dubnyk stops Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk during NHL action in Edmonton March 15, 2013. (REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:01 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA - Devan Dubnyk put on a brave face when asked about the Edmonton Oilers newest acquisition, but obviously he must be hurting inside.

Dubnyk has not done a good enough job of masking the Oilers other deficiencies so the club decided to sign Ilya Bryzgalov hoping the eccentric goaltender can turn their fortunes around.

On Friday the Oilers announced they had come to terms on a one-year deal with Bryzgalov, currently unemployed after being bought out by the Philadelphia Flyers this summer.

“That doesn’t change anything for me, I have to go out and work hard to get these guys wins,” said Dubnyk, following a 4-2 loss to the Flyers Saturday. “He’s a teammate now so whenever he’s here, we’ll work together.

“As far as I’m concerned not much has changed as part of my job description. I have to work as hard as I can to make sure that I’m playing every game. It’s my job to play and work and make sure that’s what Dallas wants to do.”

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