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.
— Tim Wharnsby (@TimWharnsby) September 5, 2016
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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