Grubauer will start Game 4 against the Flames.
Girard (undisclosed) will not play in Game 3.
Girard is dealing with an injury, missed the morning skate and will not play in Game 3 vs. the Flames. Luckily for the Avalanche, they signed top prospect Cale Makar on Sunday and he will replace Girard in the lineup and on the second power-play unit.
Makar will make his NHL debut in Game 3.
Makar signed his entry-level contract on Sunday and will immediately draw into the Avalanche lineup in Game 3. Makar won the Hobey Baker Award and will be paired with Patrik Nemeth and quarterback the second power-play unit.
Grubauer will start Game 3 vs. the Flames.
Grubauer stood tall in Game 2, allowing just two goals on 37 shots to allow the Avalanche to sneak away with a 3-2 OT win and a tied series heading back to Colorado. Grubauer has posted a .926 SV% through two games and was 10-5-1 with a 2.56 GAA and .913 SV% at the Pepsi Center this season.
Source: Ryan Clark 04/15/19, 3:03 pm EST
The Avalanche have signed Cale Makar to a three-year entry-level contract.
Makar was selected No.4 overall in 2017 and signs his entry-level contract after winning the Hobey Baker Award in his sophomore season at UMass-Amherst, where he had 16 goals and 33 assists (49 points) in 41 games. The Avalanche just tied the series up in Calgary and there's a chance that Makar could draw right into the lineup in Games 3 or 4.
Grubauer will start Game 1 in Calgary.
Rantanen (upper-body) will play in Game 1 on Thursday.
Rantanen missed the final seven games of the regular season but is ready to play in Game 1 in Calgary. Rantanen had four assists in six playoff games a year ago and had three points (1G / 2A) in three games vs. the Flames this year.
Varlamov will start Saturday in San Jose.
Source: Ryan Clark 04/6/19, 2:21 pm EST
Grubauer will start Thursday vs. the Jets.
Grubauer allowed two goals on 27 shots in Colorado’s loss in St. Louis on Monday. Grubauer was giving the next night off but will be back in the crease tonight vs. the Jets. Grubauer has played exceptionally as of late but struggled in his first game vs. Winnipeg—allowing six goals on 20 shots in a 7-4 loss.
Source: Ryan Clark 04/4/19, 2:28 pm EST
Varlamov led the Avalanche onto the ice for warmups.
Varlamov allowed four goals on 36 shots in Colorado’s loss to Anaheim on March 15th. Philipp Grubauer started the last eight games, including last night, but they’ll come back to Varlamov vs. the Oilers. Varlamov has stopped 41 of the 45 shots (.911 SV%) in two starts against Edmonton this season.
Source: Ryan Clark 04/2/19, 8:34 pm EST
Grubauer will start in St. Louis on Monday.
Source: @Avalanche 04/1/19, 4:02 pm EST
Landeskog (upper-body) will return to the Avalanche lineup on Friday.
Grubauer will start Friday vs. the Coyotes.
Grubauer will start Wednesday vs. the Golden Knights.
Source: AJ Haefele 03/27/19, 2:26 pm EST
Grubauer led the Avalanche onto the ice for warmups.
Grubauer will start against the Blackhawks on Saturday.
Grubauer will start Thursday in Dallas.
Source: Ryan Clark 03/21/19, 1:04 pm EST