Newcomer Philipp Grubauer in net for Avalanche in second preseason game

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Newcomer Philipp Grubauer in net for Avalanche in second preseason game
Newcomer Philipp Grubauer in net for Avalanche in second preseason game

Newly acquired goalie Philipp Grubauer will make his Avalanche preseason debut Saturday at the Minnesota Wild. Grubauer, who was part of the Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals in June, will be backed up by free-agent signee Pavel Francouz. Grubauer, 26, was acquired by the Avs in a trade June 22 and signed to a three-year, $10 million extension the following day. Avs coach Jared Bednar announced Saturday's lineup after another two-group practice sessions Friday at Family Sports Center. They are carrying 45 players and must get down to 23 in the days leading into the Oct. 4 season opener against the visiting Wild. Most of the Avs' core players who played in the preseason opener Tuesday will

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