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Philipp Grubauer named to Team Europe roster

Capitals goalie will replace injured Frederik Andersen at World Cup

by NHLPA and NHL / NHL.com

TORONTO/NEW YORK -- Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer has been named to Team Europe's 23-man roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, Team Europe announced Tuesday.

He will replace injured goaltender Frederik Andersen.

Grubauer, a native of Rosenheim, Germany, went 8-9-1 with a 2.32 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in 22 games for the Capitals last season. The 24-year-old is 15-15-6 with a 2.38 GAA and .921 save percentage in 42 career NHL games, all with Washington.

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Monday that Andersen, 26, will need 3-4 weeks to recover after he sustained an upper-body injury Friday while playing for Denmark in a 2018 PyeongChang Olympics qualifying game against Slovenia. He was hit by teammate Oliver Bjorkstrand while skating out of the crease to play the puck and left with 4:21 remaining in the third period of a 3-0 loss.

Andersen went 22-9-4 with a 2.30 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 43 regular-season games with the Anaheim Ducks last season. He was acquired by the Maple Leafs in a trade on June 20.

The other goaltenders on Team Europe's roster are Jaroslav Halak (Slovakia) and Thomas Greiss (Germany) of the New York Islanders.

The World Cup will be played at Air Canada Centre in Toronto from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1.

TEAM EUROPE ROSTER

G Thomas Greiss, New York Islanders (Germany)
G Philipp Grubauer, Washington Capitals (Germany) *
G Jaroslav Halak, New York Islanders (Slovakia)

D Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins (Slovakia)
D Christian Ehrhoff, Unrestricted free agent (Germany)
D Roman Josi, Nashville Predators (Switzerland)
D Luca Sbisa, Vancouver Canucks (Switzerland)
D Dennis Seidenberg, UFA (Germany)
D Andrej Sekera, Edmonton Oilers (Slovakia)
D Mark Streit, Philadelphia Flyers (Switzerland)

F Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Philadelphia Flyers (France)
F Mikkel Boedker, San Jose Sharks (Denmark)
F Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers (Germany)
F Marian Gaborik, Los Angeles Kings (Slovakia)
F Jannik Hansen, Vancouver Canucks (Denmark)
F Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks (Slovakia)
F Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings (Slovenia)
F Nino Niederreiter, Minnesota Wild (Switzerland)
F Frans Nielsen, Detroit Red Wings (Denmark)
F Tobias Rieder, Arizona Coyotes (Germany)
F Tomas Tatar, Detroit Red Wings (Slovakia)
F Thomas Vanek, Detroit Red Wings (Austria)
F Mats Zuccarello, New York Rangers (Norway)

* - named to roster Tuesday

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