A lot of NHL rumors have some basis in reality, unless it is about Evgeni Malkin being traded to the Los Angeles Kings. The current rumors about the Islanders approaching goaltender Wade Dubielewicz to procure his services have been confirmed by GM Garth Snow. After Joey MacDonald went down with a groin injury in last night's 2-1 defeat at the hands of the hated New York Rangers it has become a desperate situation in net for the Isles. Things are so bad goalie coach Mike Dunham was warming up in the hallway leading to the locker room in case he was needed. It is apparent the Islanders' season is a lost cause but the team will probably not manage with Yann Danis taking the lead. Ever since Dubie was bought out of his contract with Ak-Bars Kazan in the Russian Kontinental Hockey League he has become a viable fill-in option for the Isles' goaltending woes.
Dubie had played 21 games for Kazan compiling an 11-8-3 (the math does not make sense) record with a 2.77 goals against average and an .892 save percentage. He also added an assist. Dubielewicz only ever suited up as an NHLer with the Isles and over 3 seasons played in 37 games (27 starts) racking up a 16-13-1-1 (W-L-T-OTL) record with a 2.55 gaa and a .920 save %.
Only time will tell if Dubie will actually make it back to the team that made him a cult hero. Until then this will sit as a rumor.