Colorado Avalanche News

Grubauer will start Game 6 vs. the Sharks.

Grubauer stopped 37 of 39 shots in Colorado’s 2-1 loss in San Jose in Game 5. The Avalanche and Sharks have alternated wins and losses in this series and the Avalanche will need that trend to continue if they’re going to stay alive and force a Game 7. Grubauer has stopped 59 of 62 shots (.952 SV%) in the two games at the Pepsi Center in this series.

Source: Ryan Clark 05/6/19, 1:16 pm EST

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Grubauer will start Game 4 vs. the Sharks.

Grubauer surrendered three goals on 30 shots in Colorado’s 4-2 loss to the Sharks in Game 3. After playing exceptionally well in the first-round, Grubauer has allowed a combined 10 goals on 90 shots (.889 SV%) in his first three starts in round two. The Avalanche will stick with Grubauer in Game 4—he has stopped 89 of the 96 shots (.927 SV%) that he’s faced in the Pepsi Center during the postseason.

Source: Ryan Clark 05/2/19, 2:02 pm EST

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Brassard (illness) is expected to play in Game 1 in San Jose.

Brassard missed the final three games of the first round with an illness but is expected to replace Gabriel Bourque for Game 1 against the Sharks. Brassard did not record a point in two games in round one and had just four goals in 20 games after being acquired by the Avalanche.

Source: Adrian Dater 04/26/19, 1:00 pm EST

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Girard (upper-body) will return to the Avalanche lineup for Game 1.

Girard suffered an upper-body injury in Game 2 in Calgary and missed the next three games. With Girard returning to the lineup, the Avalanche are expected to go with 11 forwards and seven defenseman but it remains unclear whether Girard or Cale Makar will quarterback the second power-play unit—they alternated in Thursday’s practice.

Source: Colorado Avalanche 04/26/19, 12:58 pm EST

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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

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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.

Source: Colorado Avalanche 04/14/19, 11:58 am EST

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