According to coach Jared Bednar, Grubauer (lower body) was "a week or weeks away" when Colorado was eliminated from the playoffs, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
This doesn't come as a surprise, as Bednar already said Grubauer would likely miss the rest of the playoffs shortly after he suffered his lower-body injury. It does, however, leave Grubauer's status for next year's training camp in question. To make matters worse, the Avalanche are expected to pursue a starting netminder this offseason, whether it be through a trade or a free-agent pickup, so Grubauer may not even be worth rostering in fantasy leagues in 2020-21 depending on how things shake out. The 28-year-old German posted an 18-12-4 record with a 2.63 GAA and .916 save percentage in 36 regular-season appearances before posting a 5-0-1 record with a 1.87 GAA and .922 save percentage in seven postseason showings in 2019-20.
Coach Jared Bednar doesn't expect Grubauer (lower body) to return this postseason, Vic Lombardi of Altitude TV reports.
With Grubauer likely out for the remainder of the postseason, Pavel Francouz will take over as the Avalanche's No. 1 netminder and Michael Hutchinson will step in in as the team's No. 2 option. Grubauer, who started 36 games during the regular season, will once again compete with Francouz for playing time in 2020-21.
Grubauer (lower body) is considered out indefinitely, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports, having been previously ruled out for Game 2 versus the Stars on Monday.
The news would suggest that Grubauer won't be back any time soon, which means Pavel Franocuz will need to carry the load for the series. Prior to getting hurt, Grubauer was undefeated in the postseason, having gone 5-0-1 in seven contests including a 1.87 GAA and .922 save percentage.
Grubauer (lower body) will sit out of Monday's Game 2 matchup versus the Stars, Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com reports.
This isn't surprising, as Grubauer was visibly in major pain after suffering a lower-body injury and was immediately ruled out for the rest of Saturday's loss. Head coach Jared Bednar has no timetable for when Grubauer will return, but he relayed that Pavel Francouz will take over in the blue paint moving forward.
Head coach Jared Bednar said "time will tell" how long Grubauer (lower body) is out, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Bednar added that Grubauer will not be on the ice for Sunday's practice. The German goalie left Saturday's Game 1 with an apparent lower-body injury, as he needed help leaving the ice and wasn't able to put weight on his left leg. While Grubauer is out, Pavel Francouz will assume the starting role with Michael Hutchinson as the backup.
Grubauer left Saturday's Game 1 matchup versus the Stars with an apparent lower-body injury, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Grubauer was visibly in a lot of pain and put no weight on his left leg when he was leaving the ice. Pavel Francouz came in as relief. There should be an update on Grubauer's condition after the game, but if he's forced to miss any time, Francouz will take over the starting duties while Michael Hutchinson works as the backup.
Grubauer will patrol the crease during Saturday's Game 1 against the Stars, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Grubauer was fantastic during the Avalanche's first-round series win over Arizona, picking up four wins while posting a superb 1.00 GAA and .953 save percentage. However, he's sure to be tested much more by a Stars team that just potted seven goals in Game 6 of its series against the Flames to advance to the second round.
Grubauer stopped 23 of 24 shots Wednesday in a 7-1 thrashing of Arizona in Game 5.
Grubauer was the beneficiary of a scorching Colorado offense that found the net three times in each of the first two periods. The Coyotes weren't able to solve Grubauer until seven minutes into the third period, when Clayton Keller re-directed a Jason Demers point shot. Grubauer logged a .953 save percentage in his four appearances during the first-round series. He has allowed more than two goals just once in six starts overall in the postseason.
Grubauer will defend the blue paint during Wednesday's Game 5 against the Coyotes, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports.
Grubauer didn't have to do much in Game 4, making 14 saves on just 15 shots en route to an easy 7-1 blowout victory. If his teammates continue to impose their will on the Coyotes in front of him, the 28-year-old backstop could cruise to another easy win Wednesday.
Grubauer stopped 16 shots Monday in the Avalanche's 7-1 win over the Coyotes in Game 4 of their first-round series.
The play was decidedly one-sided all game, leaving Grubauer with little to do at his end of the ice, but he was denied a shutout by an Arizona power-play goal in the second period. He now sports a 1.59 GAA and .933 save percentage this postseason, and he'll look to win his fourth straight start Wednesday in Game 5 as Colorado attempts to advance to the next round.
Grubauer will patrol the blue paint for Monday's Game 4 showdown with Arizona, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports.
Grubauer will be back in action after watching Game 3 from the sidelines while Pavel Francouz yielded two goals on 21 shots. The 28-year-old has turned aside 44-of-46 shots in two games this series and he'll look to give the Avalanche a big 3-1 series lead.
Grubauer made 30 saves in Friday's 3-2 win over the Coyotes during Game 2 of their first-round series.
The teams traded goals in the first and second periods, but Grubauer shut the door in the third and was rewarded when Andre Burakovsky found a late winner. The 28-year-old netminder now has a .933 save percentage through four playoff starts, and he'll look to push the Avs to the brink of a sweep in Game 3 on Saturday.
Grubauer will tend the twine in Friday's Game 2 matchup with Arizona.
Grubauer secured a shutout in Game 1 but wasn't tested much as he faced a mere 14 shots on goal. In four postseason outings, the German netminder has gone 2-0-1 with a 1.64 GAA. With an offensive powerhouse in Nathan MacKinnon in front of him, Grubauer shouldn't have to be perfect to keep racking up wins, though it would certainly help.
Grubauer stopped all 14 shots he faced in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Coyotes during Game 1 of their first-round series.
Arizona only managed seven shots through the first two periods before showing a bit of life on offense in the third, but Grubauer was more than up to the challenge. The 28-year-old now has a .931 save percentage through three playoff starts, and he'll look to stay locked in for Game on Friday afternoon.
Grubauer will guard the cage during Wednesday's Game 1 against the Coyotes.
Grubauer was fantastic in his first start of the round-robin round, stopping 31 of 32 shots en route to a 2-1 win over St. Louis, but he struggled in his second start versus Vegas, surrendering four goals on 26 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss. The 28-year-old netminder will attempt to bounce back and secure his first win of the first round in a matchup with a Coyotes club that racked up 14 goals through four games during its qualifying-round series win over the Predators.
Grubauer made 22 saves in a 4-3 OT loss to Vegas on Saturday.
Grubauer was sharper last Sunday against the Blues when he allowed just a single goal. The Avs have suggested they'll split starts between him and Pavel Francouz, but at some point you have to think the hot hand will reign. Francouz has made a strong case to start, so Grubauer will need to sharpen his game fast.
Grubauer will patrol the crease during Saturday's round-robin finale versus Vegas, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Grubauer was fantastic in his postseason debut Sunday against St. Louis, turning aside 31 of 32 shots en route to a 2-1 victory. He'll attempt to help his club secure the No. 1 seed in the West in a matchup with a red-hot Golden Knights club that's racked up 11 goals through its first two round-robin contests.
Grubauer stopped 31 of 32 shots Sunday in a 2-1 round-robin win over St. Louis.
The lone blemish for Grubauer was a power-play one-timer by St. Louis winger David Perron in the first period, a goal on which the 28-year-old netminder had little chance. Grubauer slammed the door the rest of the way, allowing the Avalanche to rally in the third period. He went 18-12-4 during 36 regular-season appearances, posting a 2.63 GAA and .916 save percentage.
Grubauer will patrol the crease in Sunday's round-robin contest against the Blues, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
All signs indicate that Grubauer will be the team's No. 1 netminder after he started last week's exhibition game, as well. The 28-year-old recorded a .916 save percentage and 2.63 GAA alongside an 18-12-4 record during the regular season.
Grubauer will start between the pipes in Wednesday's exhibition game against the Wild, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
It still isn't completely clear if the Avalanche will be using Grubauer or Pavel Francouz as their No. 1 netminder during the playoffs, but the fact that Grubauer is starting Wednesday's exhibition suggests he's currently the frontrunner. The 28-year-old German compiled an 18-12-4 record while posting a 2.63 GAA and .916 save percentage in 36 appearances during the regular season.
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