Grubauer to Substitute Andersen at World Cup

According to CBC Sports, Washington Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer will substitute the injured Frederik Andersen at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey for Team Europe.

Grubauer has just skated with Team Germany at the recent Olympic Qualifier tournament, with his team winning a ticket to the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea. Danish netminder Frederik Andersen is out for 3-4 weeks and therefore has to miss the World Cup. With the inclusion of Grubauer, Germany will have six players on the roster and will be the most-represented country for Team Europe.

The native of Rosenheim, Germany, posted a 8-9-1 record with the Capitals last year. He appeared to be in great shape at the Olympic Qualifier tournament, having won all three games and posting a goals-against average of only 0.67 and a saves percentage of .970. The Team Europe crease will be defended by Grubauer, Thomas Greiss and Jaroslav Halak. Grubauer is a former CHL Memorial Cup champion, having backstopped the Belleville Bulls to the title in the 2009-10 season.

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