Grubauer (lower body) is fully fit and will be available once NHL play resumes, NHL.com reports. Grubauer was originally expected to return in mid-March but wasn't able to get back on the ice after the league went on hiatus. Prior to the shutdown, the netminder posted an 18-12-4 record and is just one win shy of setting a new career best. Given the offensive firepower in front of him in Denver, the German should be capable of putting together a 30-win season in the future.
Head coach Jared Bednar relayed that Grubauer (lower body) should return around mid-March, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports. Grubauer returned to the ice Wednesday, according to Rick Sadowski of NHL.com, although Bednar still believes he's week-to-week. The 28-year-old Grubauer was red-hot before getting hurt, posting a .959 save percentage over the previous six games, but the Avalanche have absorbed his injury well with seven straight wins with Pavel Francouz and Michael Hutchinson in net. Francouz has been outstanding, though, so even when Grubauer returns, Bednar may opt to split the tandem's starts more evenly.
Head coach Jared Bednar relayed that Grubauer (lower body) will undergo additional testing and should have a timeline regarding his return later in the week, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports. Bednar's words seem to allude to Grubauer missing Wednesday's game against the Islanders, and the netminder seems to be in danger of missing additional time. The timing is unfortunate, as Grubauer was heating up with a 4-1-0 record and .959 save percentage over the previous six appearances. For the time being, Pavel Francouz will be the No. 1 while Hunter Miska -- who was recalled Sunday -- will serve as the backup.
Grubauer (lower body) didn't take part in Monday's game-day skate, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports, indicating he will miss the matchup with Tampa Bay. Grubauer was putting up solid numbers of late, as he was 4-1-0 in his last six outings with a 1.23 GAA. With the 27-year-old sidelined for the second time this season, Pavel Francouz will slot in as the No. 1 option, beginning with Monday's clash with the Lightning.
Grubauer was injured in Saturday's game versus the Kings, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports. Grubauer was run into by teammate Ian Cole early in the third period and couldn't continue with the injury. Per Dater, it appeared to be a lower-body injury. Pavel Francouz entered the contest and will likely assume the starter's role if Grubauer is forced to miss time.
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