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Reports: Arizona Coyotes trade Devan Dubnyk to Minnesota Wild

The Coyotes shipped off their back-up goaltender on Wednesday.

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The Arizona Coyotes are in sell-now mode and the second domino just fell.

Coyotes back-up goaltender Devan Dubnyk was traded to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 2015 third-round draft pick, according to multiple sources.

Dubnyk signed a one-year deal with Arizona last offseason, coming off the worst season of his career. He rebounded nicely this season, going 9-5-2 with a 2.72 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. He also had one shutout.

The Wild are fringe playoff contenders in desperate need of goaltending, and hope the 28-year-old can continue his strong play in Minnesota.

Arizona will turn back to Mike Smith as its full-time starter, who is having a season to forget. However, hockey is a business and Smith is under contract for four more seasons while Dubnyk is a pending UFA.

No word on who the new full-time Coyotes back-up goaltender will be, but prospect Louis Domingue and veteran Mike McKenna will certainly garner the most consideration.

Domingue is 6-2 with 2.26 goals against average and .924 save percentage in eight AHL starts. McKenna has a 2.17 GAA and .932 save percentage in 30 games.

Mike Lee will get the first crack at the gig, but that may just be for Thursday's game.