The Colorado Avalanche were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the San Jose Sharks in Game Seven on Wednesday night.
On Friday morning, TSN’s Gord Miller reported that goaltender Philipp Grubauer would be joining Team Germany at the IIHF World Championship.
Word is that Colorado G Philipp Grubauer will be joining Germany as well. https://t.co/uPJFwnC7H5
— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) May 10, 2019
The addition of the Stanley Cup champion will certainly bolster Germany’s roster. In the NHL playoffs he had as many points as Sidney Crosby and registered the first ever playoff shut-out by a German-born goaltender.
Grubauer also has a strong record in international tournaments. In 2016, he helped Germany qualify for the 2018 Olympics, registering a .970 save percentage and a 0.67 goals against average in the qualifying tournament.
Germany’s next games are Saturday morning against Great Britain and Sunday morning against Denmark.
5/11 Update: The IIHF says Grubauer will arrive in Slovakia on Sunday.
Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images pic.twitter.com/v2ILF2iO0q
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 11, 2019
Headline photo: IIHF Worlds
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