The Edmonton Oilers traded goaltender Devan Dubnyk to the Nashville Predators on Wednesday in exchange for center Matt Hendricks and then acquired goalie Ben Scrivens from the Los Angeles Kings for a third-round draft pick.
The Predators made the trade with the Oilers after playing without No. 1 goalie Pekka Rinne for most of the season. Rinne is receiving treatment for a hip infection that sidelined him on Oct. 22. His return date remains unknown.
With Rinne out, Marek Mazenec and Carter Hutton have started in his place.
In 32 games with the Oilers this season, Dubnyk had a 11-17-2 record with a 3.36 goals-against average and a .894 save percentage. He has 171 games of NHL experience under his belt, all with the Oilers.
Hendricks, 32, had two goals, two assists and 54 penalty minutes in 44 games for the Predators this season. He spent the previous three seasons with the Washington Capitals.
The Oilers were interested in signing Hendricks last summer, but he remained with the Predators after receiving a four-year, $7.4 million contract.
Scrivens, 27, came to the Kings during the summer in the deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs for goalie Jonathan Bernier. In 19 games for the Kings this season, Scrivens posted a 7-5-4 record with a 1.97 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage.
The 27-year-old Scrivens will team with Ilya Bryzgalov in goal for the Oilers.
Both Dubnyk and Scrivens will become unrestricted free agents after the season.