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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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Philipp Grubauer served as Braden Holby's understudy for Games 3 and 4 after he played in Game 2.
Coach Barry Trotz decided to go with Grubauer instead of Justin Peters when Holtby was ill and all three of them will stick with the Capitals for the rest of the series. "Grubauer deserves to finish the series. Gave us a win," said Trotz. "At this point in time, we made that decision in Game 2 and we're three games left in the series, we want to leave our options to be in a situation where we’ve got the access to Grubi and Petey if we need. But that's the whole thought process, really." Apr 23 - 4:04 PM

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Philipp Grubauer made 18 saves on 21 shots in Friday's 4-3 win over the New York Islanders.

Grubauer was recalled from the minors earlier in the day because starter Braden Holtby is dealing with an illness. The young goaltender allowed a goal in the opening minutes of the game, and he allowed two more in the second period. Grubauer did shut the game the door in the third period, and his teammates responded by coming back to get the win. The series is now tied at one, and game three will be played in Long Island on Sunday afternoon.
Apr 17 - 10:18 PM

It's official, Philipp Grubauer will tag in for the sick Braden Holtby in Friday's Game Two against the New York Islanders.

Tough news for the Capitals who trail in the series 1-0. But it is what it is, and Grubauer has played well for AHL Hershey this season. He's posted a 27-17-5 record with a .921 save percentage and a 2.30 GAA in 49 games. This will be his first career NHL playoff game as well.
Apr 17 - 6:27 PM

It's beginning to look more and more like Philipp Grubauer will get the start against the New York Islanders in Game Two on Friday night.

Braden Holtby is apparently sick, and may be too ill to play. Grubauer has seen 20 NHL games during his brief career, posting a 7-6-5 record with 42 goals against on just 553 combined shots. He has yet to go in the NHL playoffs. In 49 games with AHL Hershey this season, Grubauer has posted a 27-17-5 record with a .921 save percentage and a 2.30 GAA.
Apr 17 - 6:11 PM

Philipp Grubauer has been called up by the Washington Capitals.

Braden Holtby is apparently feeling under the weather, so Grubauer joined the Capitals as a precautionary measure. It's still possible that Holtby will play and if it becomes apparent that that's the case then Grubauer will likely be returned to the minors so that he can help AHL Hershey as it finishes off its regular season schedule this weekend.
Apr 17 - 11:42 AM

The Washington Capitals have sent Philipp Grubauer to the minors.

Grubauer was serving as Braden Holtby's understudy, so if he's returning to the AHL then Justin Peters has presumably recovered from his lower-body injury. Grubauer didn't get any playing time during his latest NHL stint.
Mar 17 - 11:48 AM

The Washington Capitals have recalled Philipp Grubauer from the AHL.

He was recalled on an emergency basis. Backup goaltender Justin Peters suffered an injury, so the Caps needed Grubauer. The 23-year-old won his only start of the season in February.
Mar 15 - 1:16 PM

The Washington Capitals have sent Philipp Grubauer to the minors.

Grubauer was recalled to play on Friday, his first NHL game of the season, and was sent back to Hershey just as quickly. Braden Holtby got a deserved night off and apparently the Capitals were unwilling to start Justin Peters so Grubauer got the call.
Feb 7 - 10:24 AM

Philipp Grubauer, making his first start of the season, was the winning goalie Friday night in the Capitals' 3-2 shootout victory over the visiting Anaheim Ducks.

Grubauer was recalled by Washington from the American Hockey League earlier Friday. He made 23 saves in regulation and overtime before the Caps prevailed in the shootout. For the record, Grubauer is now 1-0, with a goals-against average of 1.85 and a save percentage of .920.
Feb 6 - 10:17 PM

The Washington Capitals will roll with Philipp Grubauer on Friday, but it sounds like that's all.

Any additions involving Grubauer should be made while planning to drop him soon after, unless perhaps he gets a shutout that earns him another start or two.
Feb 6 - 5:57 PM

Coach Barry Trotz has confirmed that Philipp Grubauer will face Anaheim on Friday night.

This was expected to be the case after the Capitals sent down Andre Burakovsky to call Grubauer up from the minors. Braden Holtby has been a workhorse for Washington this year and he'll get the night off after Thursday's win over Ottawa. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Feb 6 - 5:15 PM

Philipp Grubauer has been summoned from the minors by Washington and he's projected to start Friday's game versus Anaheim.

He appeared in 17 games with the Capitals last season, where he posted six wins, a .925 save percentage and a 2.38 goals-against average. Justin Peters hasn't seen much action behind Braden Holtby this season and he hasn't performed very well.
Feb 6 - 3:02 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 10:50:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 11:23:00 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.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 11:02:00 AM

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C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Curtis Glencross
3Marcus Johansson
4Joel Ward
5Jason Chimera
RW1Troy Brouwer
2Andre Burakovsky
3Eric Fehr
4Jay Beagle
5Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Tim Gleason
7Dmitry Orlov
8John Erskine
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters
3Philipp Grubauer