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Philipp Grubauer | Goalie | #31

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 191
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (112) / WAS
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Philipp Grubauer allowed three goals on 22 shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers.
The Capitals backup goalie has now dropped each of his three starts of the season. He's also given up at least three goals in each of those appearances. Grubauer has an 0-2-1 record with a 4.99 goals-against-average and a .849 save percentage this season. He doesn't need to be owned in standard fantasy leagues. Oct 21 - 11:20 PM

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Philipp Grubauer will officially start for the Washington Capitals Saturday against the Florida Panthers.

The German netminder has yet to win a game this season and he allowed eight goals in his previous outing last week. He'll get another chance to get his first win of the season, improving his 0-1-1 record, against Florida. Grubauer isn't expected to have much fantasy value this season.
Oct 21 - 6:22 PM

Philipp Grubauer is expected to start on Saturday.

Braden Holtby will start Friday night, but he won't be asked to play two days in a row. Grubauer has a 0-1-1 record, 5.85 GAA, and .844 save percentage in two contests in 2017-18.
Oct 20 - 4:36 PM

Philipp Grubauer was pounded for eight goals on 37 shots in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Capitals backup goalie gave up two goals in the first period, three goals in the second and three more goals in the third frame. Washington wanted to give Braden Holtby a break which is probably why Grubauer stayed in for all eight goals tonight. He now has an 0-1-1 record with a 5.85 goals-against-average and a .844 save percentage this season. Despite the ugly numbers, he remains one of the better backups in the NHL.
Oct 14 - 11:58 PM

Philipp Grubauer will get the start Saturday night against the Flyers.

Braden Holtby started and won Friday night, so Capitals coach Barry Trotz will turn to Grubauer to give Holtby a break. Grubauer is coming off a 36-save, 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa in his only start of the campaign thus far.
Oct 14 - 11:30 AM

Philipp Grubauer is projected to get the nod on Saturday.

Braden Holtby is the probable starter on Friday and the Capitals are likely to split up the duties for the back-to-back set. Grubauer stopped 36 of 40 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa Bay in his first start of the campaign.
Oct 13 - 12:10 PM

Philipp Grubauer turned aside 36 of 40 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Monday.

Tampa Bay outshot Washington 17-6 in the third frame, but Grubauer only allowed one goal over that stretch. Unfortunately for the Capitals, that was enough for the Lightning to tie the game and force the overtime period. He had a 2.04 GAA and .926 save percentage in 24 contests last season.
Oct 9 - 10:39 PM

Philipp Grubauer is expected to start Monday night against Tampa Bay.

Grubauer was in the starter's crease during the morning skate. This move was planned by the Capitals and it's not related to Braden Holtby taking a shot to the collarbone during Sunday's practice. Grubauer was expected to start this week, but it was thought it would be in Washington's back-to-back situation later.
Oct 9 - 12:26 PM

Philipp Grubauer will get his first action of the season this coming week, according to coach Barry Trotz.

The Capitals play a back-to-back situation on Friday at New Jersey and Saturday at Philadelphia, so he could split starts with Braden Holtby at that time. Grubauer had a 13-6-2 record last season with a 2.04 GAA and a .926 save percentage.
Oct 8 - 1:34 PM

Philipp Grubauer has signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Washington Capitals.

That's double Grubauer's cap hit from the previous two seasons. He posted a 2.04 GAA and .926 save percentage last season, but he was limited to 24 games due to the presence of Braden Holtby. With Holtby set to be the Capitals' starter for the foreseeable future, Grubauer is likely to eventually leave Washington either via free agency or a trade. For now though, the Capitals have a superb tandem.
Jul 6 - 12:21 PM

Philipp Grubauer and the Washington Capitals are reportedly getting close to signing a contract extension.

Grubauer is a restricted free agent and decided against filing for salary arbitration. He can become an unrestricted free agent next summer, so it'll be interesting to see if the two sides can agree on a multi-year deal. While Grubauer is more than good enough to justify one, the presence of Braden Holtby means that Grubauer will likely eventually leave the Capitals to pursue a starting goaltending job elsewhere.
Jul 6 - 5:09 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov's new contract announced Sunday night will force the Capitals to get creative as they work to re-sign restricted free agents Philipp Grubauer and Andre Burakovski.

The Capitals have about $4.6 million in cap space to sign seven players to fill out their roster, with RFAs Grubauer and Burakovski included on the to-do list. The 25-year-old goaltender had a superb 2016-17 season with a .926 save percentage and 2.05 goals against average and is due far more than one-seventh of that remaining cap space.
Jul 2 - 8:12 PM

Philipp Grubauer thinks he's ready to become a starter goaltender.

That doesn't necessarily mean he's on his way out of Washington, though it wouldn't be surprising if that were the case anyways. Keep in mind that he's scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer and he would potentially be an expensive option as a backup, so the Capitals might want to allocate their cap space elsewhere. Las Vegas is a possible destination for him. In the meantime he plans to join Team Germany in the 2017 World Championship.
May 12 - 4:28 PM

Philipp Grubauer picked up his third straight win on Saturday.

Grubauer stopped 21 of 22 shots as the Capitals beat the Bruins 3-1. The win lifts his record to 13-6-2 with a 2.07 GAA and a .926 save percentage.
Apr 8 - 6:26 PM

Philipp Grubauer will take on the Bruins on Saturday.

Through 21 games this season, Washington's backup netminder has posted a 12-6-2 record with a 2.09 GAA and a .926 save percentage.
Apr 8 - 1:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Tyler Graovac
4Jakub Vrana
5Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Devante Smith-Pelly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Taylor Chorney
6Christian Djoos
7Madison Bowey
8Aaron Ness
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer