During Olympic qualifying Friday, Team Denmark lost Frederik Andersen to injury after the goaltender collided with a teammate. The Leafs said Monday that Andersen will be sidelined for the next 3-4 weeks because of an upper body injury.
Andersen’s loss is reportedly Philipp Grubauer’s gain. According to Tim Wharnsby, Grubi has been tabbed for Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey.
— Tim Wharnsby (@TimWharnsby) September 5, 2016
Last week, Grubuaer led Team Germany to an Olympic berth, posting two shutouts in three games. Grubauer stopped 64 of 66 shots in the tournament, posting a ridiculous .970 save percentage and a 0.67 goals against average.
In the World Cup of Hockey, Grubauer would serve as the third goaltender on Team Europe’s roster, alongside fellow German netminder Thomas Greiss and Slovakian veteran Jaroslav Halak.
9/6 Update: A day later, the Caps officially confirm the news.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) September 6, 2016
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