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March 4, 2020 01:52 PM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Aims for mid-March return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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, 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.

February 18, 2020 12:00 AM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: No timeline for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 17, 2020 01:00 PM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Missing from practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 16, 2020 02:20 AM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Exits Saturday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer was injured in Saturday's game versus the Kings, Adrian Dater of 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.

February 15, 2020 05:52 PM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Pegged for Saturday's tilt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer will defend the home net Saturday versus the Kings, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.

This will be Grubauer's seventh start in the last eight games, and he's been quite impressive in that stretch, recording a .939 save percentage and a 1.86 GAA. The Avs will ride the hot hand into this Western Conference clash, and it's a favorable matchup, as the Kings have averaged just two goals per game over the last six.

February 14, 2020 12:36 AM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Takes first loss in five starts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer stopped 35 shots Thursday in a 3-2 loss to Washington.

Grubauer couldn't be faulted on any of the three goals, which included a backdoor tap-in and a pair of deflections. The loss, his first since Feb. 1 at Philadelphia, put an end to Grubauer's four-game winning streak. He had allowed a grand total of four goals during that streak and will look to start a new one as soon as Saturday against Los Angeles.

February 13, 2020 03:32 PM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Set to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer is slated to tend the twine at home versus Washington on Thursday, per Tom Gulitti of

Grubauer is riding a four-game winning streak during which he's posted a 0.75 GAA and .974 save percentage. The German netminder needs just one more victory to set a new personal best in wins, and he figures to top the 40-game mark for the first time in his NHL career.

February 11, 2020 11:48 PM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Puts up goose egg
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer posted a 34-save shutout in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Senators.

The German was up to the challenge Tuesday, earning his second shutout of the year. Grubauer won his fourth straight game -- and sixth of the last seven -- to improve to 18-11-4 with a 2.64 GAA and a .915 save percentage in 34 starts. In that most recent seven-game span, the 28-year-old has allowed only 11 goals. He'll face a tougher task when the Capitals come to town Thursday.

February 11, 2020 05:08 PM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Hosting Senators
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer will be in goal Tuesday at home against Ottawa, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Grubauer has played very well as of late, winning five of his last six starts. He has an excellent matchup in front of him Tuesday, going up against an Ottawa team that has dropped five straight games and owns a 14-39-4 record in 2019-20.

February 9, 2020 01:08 PM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Outduels Elvis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer made 31 saves Saturday in a 2-1 win over Columbus.

Grubauer is 5-1 in his last six starts with one shutout and three straight games with just a single goal allowed. His 33 games started matches last year's total of starts, so fatigue may become a factor in the coming months. It bears watching, especially in head-to-head formats. Grubauer may need someone handcuffed to him in order to deliver what you need in your playoffs.

February 8, 2020 12:00 PM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Facing off against Columbus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer will defend the road net in Saturday's matchup versus the Blue Jackets, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.

Grubauer's been playing quite well lately, as he's won four of five games, posting a .922 save percentage and 2.02 GAA in the process. The Blue Jackets are red-hot, though, as they've won nine of the last 10 due to superb goaltending and modest offensive support. This could turn into a goaltending dual, especially if Elvis Merzlikins gets the nod in the opposite crease.

February 6, 2020 11:40 PM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Keeps rolling in Ottawa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer made 25 saves in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Senators.

The score was 1-1 after the first period, but Colorado took over the game from there. Grubauer ultimately cruised to his fourth win in five starts. He's allowed a total of five goals in the four wins while also surrendering five in his lone loss during this strong stretch.

February 6, 2020 05:08 PM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Starting against Senators
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer will defend the blue paint during Thursday's road game versus Ottawa, Adrian Dater of reports.

Grubauer was rock solid during his last start Tuesday against the Sabres, stopping 23 of 24 shots en route to an easy 6-1 victory. He'll look to keep rolling in a road matchup with a Senators team that's gone 1-1-3 in its last five games.

February 4, 2020 10:56 PM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Cruises to win over Sabres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer made 23 saves in Tuesday's 6-1 win over Buffalo.

The Avalanche netminder came into Tuesday's game having posted sub .900 save percentages in consecutive games, coming off a shut out versus San Jose on Jan. 16. This game was never really in doubt, and Grubauer had a fairly straightforward night against a subdued Sabres team. Ottawa is up next Thursday, and that could be a matchup for backup goalie Pavel Francouz. An announcement on Colorado's starter for Thursday's road contest will come either Wednesday or the morning of the game.

February 4, 2020 12:32 PM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Guarding goal Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer will start in goal Tuesday versus the Sabres in Buffalo, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Grubauer, unfortunately, matched a season high with five goals allowed Saturday versus the Flyers, though rust may have played a factor in his first start since Jan. 18. With that out of the way, he'll make his second straight road start as part of the team's five-game road trip, facing a Sabres squad that has notched two or fewer goals in each of its last four games.

February 2, 2020 10:36 AM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Layer of rust on game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer allowed five goals on 27 shots for the Avalanche in a 6-3 loss to the Flyers on Saturday.

The Avs were flat, but then again, they last played Jan. 20. Chalk this game up to rust and use Grubauer as you normally would moving forward.

February 1, 2020 05:40 PM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Defending cage Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer will defend the road net in Saturday's matchup versus the Flyers, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

This will be Grubauer's first start after the All-Star break and bye week. He had a bumpy January but finished with a 4-1-1 record and .910 save percentage. The Flyers, on the other hand, have won three of their last four home games, including wins over the Penguins and Bruins.

January 18, 2020 10:36 PM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Picks up 14th win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer turned aside 21 shots in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Blues.

The 28-year-old hasn't necessarily been unbeatable to begin 2020 but he's been getting plenty of offensive support, going 4-1-1 in six starts with a 2.50 GAA and .910 save percentage with the Avs averaging better than four goals a game in those outings. Grubauer remains atop the depth chart for Colorado, and he should continue drawing a heavy workload as long as he keeps getting the job done.

January 19, 2020 09:00 AM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Stationed between pipes Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer will patrol the home crease against St. Louis on Saturday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Grubauer is coming off his first shutout of the season in his last outing, stopping all 27 shots the Sharks put on net Thursday. It was his first victory since Jan. 4, bringing his overall record to 13-10-4. In three starts against the Blues this season, Grubauer has gone 1-2-0 while allowing 10 goals on 86 shots.

January 17, 2020 12:12 AM
Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Rights ship against Sharks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grubauer posted a 27-save shutout in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Sharks.

Grubauer had hardly been consistent in recent games, but he brought his best against a struggling Sharks team. The German goalie now has 10 career shutouts. He's up to 13-10-4 with a 2.81 GAA and a .911 save percentage in 28 starts. The clean performance should buy Grubauer a little more of coach Jared Bednar's patience. A tougher task lies ahead with the Blues coming to town for Saturday's game.

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