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.”

Dubnyk struggled early in the season, but seemed to be finding his game until an ankle injury kept him out of the lineup.

He may have been out-dueled by Ben Bishop in Thursday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, but was the main reason the Flyers didn’t blow the Oilers out of the building Saturday afternoon.

However, he’s been the target of fans ire since the start of the season as the team’s performance hasn’t come anywhere near to expectations.