Wild's Devan Dubnyk likely to start first game in over a month

Steven Psihogios
Devan Dubnyk will be starting his first game since Nov. 16 on Thursday night. (Getty Images)
Devan Dubnyk will be starting his first game since Nov. 16. (Getty Images)

Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk will likely be starting his first game in over a month on Thursday, according to Sarah McLellan of the Star Tribune. Dubnyk’s last outing was on Nov. 16, when he and the Wild lost 4-3 in overtime to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Dubnyk hasn’t played in any of Minnesota’s last 15 matches, although he served as a backup in the team’s last game on Tuesday on the road against the Vegas Golden Knights.

The 33-year-old’s absence was in the wake of his wife Jenn’s recent medical struggles.

“We’ve gotten some more answers and we have a plan that’s hopefully going to take care of it and get her better,” Dubnyk told Michael Russo of The Athletic. “It’s going to take time, and it’s a bit up in the air. We don’t know fully where we’re going to go with it. We kind of have a plan in place now, so it’s still not easy and it’s still going to take time. I just want her to feel better as soon as she can.”

The goaltender will be looking to improve his goals-against average of 3.35 and save percentage of .893 across 14 games this season.

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