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Philipp Grubauer | Goalie

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 184
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The Washington Capitals have sent goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the minors.
Grubauer was terrific last season when the Capitals needed him as he had a 2.38 GAA and a .925 save percentage in 17 games. The Capitals will go with Braden Holtby as the starter and Justin Peters as his backup. Oct 4 - 10:50 AM

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The Washington Capitals plan to have Philipp Grubauer start the 2014-15 campaign in the minors.

Grubauer had a 2.38 GAA and .925 save percentage in 17 contests with Washington last season. However, the Capitals remain committed to using Braden Holtby as their starter and they would rather put Grubauer in a position where he'll get plenty of ice time. With that in mind, the Capitals will sign a veteran backup to serve as Holtby's understudy.
Jun 17 - 11:23 AM

Philipp Grubauer has been sent to the minors.

Washington needed Grubauer because they acquired Jaroslav Halak on Wednesday, but he wasn't available in time for that game. Grubauer ended up playing Wednesday and turned aside 10 of 11 shots in a 6-4 loss to Philadelphia.
Mar 6 - 11:02 AM

The Washington Capitals have called up Philipp Grubauer.

Grubauer was probably summoned in case the newly acquired Jaroslav Halak can't get to Philadelphia in time for Wednesday's game. In that scenario, Grubauer will serve as the backup goaltender.
Mar 5 - 4:34 PM

Philipp Grubauer has been assigned to the minors by Washington.

He has started 14 of the Capitals' past 20 games, but after a pair of ugly losses the club has decided to shake things up. The Caps will turn to Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth to tend to their crease with Grubauer back in the AHL. In 16 games with Washington, he had a 6-4-5 record with a .926 save percentage and a 2.38 GAA.
Jan 20 - 1:11 PM

Phillip Grubauer's night was a short one in the Washington Capitals' 4-1 loss to the Rangers in New York Sunday night.

The young goaltender was replaced by Braden Holtby in the first period for the second straight game. Grubauer yielded three goals on 14 shots Friday in a loss to Columbus. Against the Rangers Sunday night, he gave up three first-period goals on only eight shots. Holtby then allowed a goal on 18 shots. Grubauer's goals-against average is now 2.38 and his save percentage, .926. Holtby's GAA is .304 while his save percentage is .911.
Jan 19 - 10:51 PM

The Washington Capitals will play Philipp Grubauer against the New York Rangers on Sunday.

This will be his 14th start in the last 20 contests. The German goalie only has one win in his last seven games, although Washington generated a standings point in four of those defeats. He's 6-3-5 with a .931 save percentage an 2.22 GAA overall this season.
Jan 19 - 1:03 PM

Philipp Grubauer was yanked after allowing three goals on 14 shots in Friday’s loss to Columbus.

It was a poor effort from the entire Caps squad, although Grubauer did not have a good night by any means. The German rookie remains a strong fantasy play though based on his impressive 6-3-5 record, .931 save percentage and 2.22 goals against average this season.
Jan 17 - 9:58 PM

Philipp Grubauer will play between the pipes on Friday.

Grubauer has a 2.06 GAA and .936 save percentage in 14 games this season. He's allowed just two goals in his last two contests, but lost both of those matches in shootouts.
Jan 17 - 12:53 PM

Phillipp Grubauer made 28 saves on 29 shots, but its wasn’t enough to win as he allowed a shootout goal in the Caps’ 2-1 loss to San Jose.

Grubauer falls to 6-2-5 on the year, losing his second straight stellar performance in overtime. He has a .936 save percentage and 2.06 goals against average.
Jan 14 - 10:28 PM

Philipp Grubauer will probably start for Washington against San Jose on Tuesday.

Grubauer was the first goalie off the ice Tuesday morning, which is usually a good indicator of who the starter will be. He has a 2.16 GAA and .934 save percentage in 13 games this season.
Jan 14 - 10:30 AM

Philipp Grubauer must rue the Washington Capitals' inability to close out games, as he lost beyond regulation again, falling to 6-2-4 on the 2013-14 season.

The Buffalo Sabres beat his Washington Capitals 2-1 (SO) on Sunday. Grubauer stopped 30 out of 31 shots this afternoon and seems like he may still be a go-to guy for head coach Adam Oates. Maybe.
Jan 12 - 6:24 PM

Michal Neuvirth's opportunity didn't last very long, as it appears to be Philipp Grubauer's "turn" for the Washington Capitals ... again.

In fact, it's Braden Holtby who is backing up Grubauer, not Neuvirth. Grubauer has surprisingly started 11 of the last 16 games for Washington and seems like the best bet, though this is a puzzling goaltending situation.
Jan 12 - 1:30 PM

Philipp Grubauer stopped 33 of 36 shots Thursday night in a 4-3 win over the Lightning.

Grubauer was in the midst of a three-game losing streak prior to this victory, which improves his record to 6-2-3. His GAA is now a solid 2.27 while his save percentage is equally impressive at .931.
Jan 9 - 10:29 PM

Philipp Grubauer will tend to Washington's crease in Thursday's meeting with Tampa Bay.

It will mark his 10th start in the past 14 games. "He's come up and from the first game he's played great. Given us a little bit of spark. He's earned an opportunity to play games and I'm playing him," coach Adam Oates said. "A little bit of a dilemma right now with three guys. My attitude is it's a long year and everyone's going to get plenty of opportunities to play and when a guy's playing pretty good I've got to play him." Oates hasn't decided who to start in Friday's game against Toronto yet.
Jan 9 - 2:19 PM

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2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Eric Fehr
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2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8John Erskine
9Jack Hillen
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters