Grubauer will start between the pipes in Friday's road game versus the Ducks, Andy Vernier of the Avalanche's official site reports.
Grubauer has been razor sharp in his last two starts, picking up back-to-back wins over the Blues and Kings while posting a superb 1.01 GAA and .957 save percentage. He'll attempt to pick up his third victory of the campaign in a favorable road matchup with an Anaheim team that's only averaging 1.50 goals per game this season, worst in the NHL.
Grubauer stopped 23 of 25 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Kings.
Things got a bit messy for Grubauer as the Kings scored twice in the third period to make it close, but the German netminder held on for the win. It's his second win in three starts, and he's allowed just six goals so far this year. A deep and young defense is doing its job in front of Grubauer, who hasn't had the best consistency despite solid overall numbers. With Pavel Francouz (undisclosed) battling a minor injury, Grubauer will probably start versus the Kings again Thursday.
Grubauer will guard the road cage in Tuesday's game against the Kings, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Grubauer put together a 21-save shutout against the Blues on Saturday, and he'll make his third straight start Tuesday. The Kings showed some life in their opening series against the Wild, scoring three goals in each of their first two outings, which both ended up as overtime losses. It's Grubauer's net to lose at this point, but he'll have some extra job security for the time being because Pavel Francouz is out with a minor injury.
Grubauer posted a 21-save shutout in Friday's 8-0 win over the Blues.
Grubauer took the loss Wednesday versus the Blues after allowing four goals. While things were tight in a scoreless first period, the Avalanche came alive over the final 40 minutes while Grubauer prevented the Blues from doing the same in what became a lopsided affair. The shutout was the 12th of the German goalie's career. He'll likely be well-rested for the Avalanche's next game, which is Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Grubauer was the first goalie to exit the ice Friday, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports, indicating he'll start at home versus St. Louis.
Grubauer gave up four goals on 32 shots Opening Night against the Blues, not exactly the type of start the netminder was hoping for. With offensive studs like Nathan MacKinnon in front of him, Grubauer doesn't have to be perfect to pile up wins, but he'll certainly have to be better than he was Wednesday.
Grubauer yielded four goals on 32 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Blues.
Grubauer had some misadventures in this game, and his defense didn't provide a ton of help as the Blues made a habit of scoring from close range. The German netminder had a sour start to 2020-21, but he's expected to be the No. 1 option in net for the Avalanche. Grubauer had a 2.63 GAA and a .916 save percentage in 36 appearances last year. A starting goalie for Friday's rematch with the Blues has yet to be announced.
Colorado head coach Jared Bednar named Grubauer the starting goalie for Wednesday's season opener against St. Louis, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Grubauer missed the first three days of training camp due to COVID protocol but made up for lost time playing in a pair of scrimmages over the weekend. Bednar said Grubauer, barring injuries, is expected to start at least 60 percent of the 56-game schedule.
Grubauer is expected to start in Wednesday's season-opener against the Blues, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Head coach Jared Bednar stopped short of confirming that Grubauer would man the crease Wednesday, but it's certainly trending in that direction. According to Rick Sadowski of NHL.com, Bednar even added that he expects Grubauer to handle around 60-65 percent of the starts this year, which rounds out to about 35 games. Grubauer posted a .916 save percentage and a 2.63 GAA over 36 games last year.
Grubauer took part in Saturday's scrimmage, Ron Knabenbauer of the Avalanche's official site reports.
Saturday's work was just the second time Grubauer has joined teammates on ice since camp started. The scrimmage accentuated special teams, so both Grubauer and backup Pavel Francouz had a chance to knock off the rust with a variety of shots. With just two scrimmages -- the Avalanche will take part in a second one Sunday -- the goalies need to get in as much game-like action as possible leading into Wednesday's season opener against St. Louis.
Grubauer (undisclosed) took the ice for the first time Friday, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.
Heading into the 2020-21 campaign, Grubauer likely has the edge over Pavel Francouz for the bulk of the starts, but it may still be closer to a 50-50 split. In 36 outings last season, the 29-year-old German posted an 18-12-4 record with a 2.63 GAA and two shutouts.
Grubauer (undisclosed) was deemed unfit to play for the start of training camp Monday by coach Jared Bednar, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.
This designation likely has to do with fulfilling quarantine protocols, though the possibility that Grubauer suffered a setback with his groin injury can't be ruled out until the team clarifies his status Tuesday. Pavel Francouz will work as Colorado's top goalie until Grubauer's ready to return.
Coach Jared Bednar said Sunday that Grubauer (groin) is ready for the 2020-21 season, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Grubauer suffered a significant groin injury in the playoff bubble, but he's recovered during the offseason. The 29-year-old is the favorite to start in the season opener after posting a .916 save percentage and an 18-12-4 record last season. Pavel Francouz (hip/knee) is a capable backup and will be ready if Grubauer falters.
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.
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