Grubauer was pressed into duty Saturday after starter Semyon Varlamov was pulled with the Avalanche down 5-1 to the Lightning. He stopped 13 of 15 shots. Grubauer has been a capable backup this season and has a strong 7-1-2 record. But beware the ratios -- his 3.00 GAA and .907 save percentage aren't exactly excellent.
Grubauer made 33 saves Thursday in a 5-2 win over Florida. Grubauer has rung up four consecutive wins and is a solid fantasy play in both season-long and daily play.
Grubauer will defend the cage for Thursday's road matchup with Florida, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports. Although Grubauer sat for the Avs' last trio of contests, he is still riding a three-game winning streak and hasn't lost in regulation since Oct. 9 (a stretch of eight games). If the German tender continues to play at this level, coach Jared Bednar is going to be hard pressed to keep him out of the crease.
Grubauer allowed three goals on 25 shots in a 6-3 victory against the Penguins on Wednesday. Against anyone not named Sidney Crosby, Grubauer stopped 18 of 18, but the Penguins captain had an incredible night to keep things interesting. Crosby was great, but the second goal Grubauer allowed was very weak, as he lost his angle. Still, Grubauer is trending in the right direction, winning three straight and posting .927 save percentage during that stretch. Overall, he is 6-1-2 with a .904 save percentage and 3.06 GAA this season.
Grubauer will get the starting nod at home versus the Penguins on Wednesday, Adrian Dater of BSN Denver reports. Despite not having lost in regulation in his last seven outings (5-0-2), Grubauer is still seeing limited action behind Semyon Varlamov. The 26-year-old's GAA isn't great (3.07), but if he keeps racking up wins, the coaching staff may have no choice but to utilize him more frequently.
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