Colorado Avalanche: Catching up with the Players at IIHF Worlds

Sweden's Gabriel Landeskog (L) and Slovakia's Marcel Hascak vie for the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championship match between Sweden and Slovakia in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, 15 May 2017. Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa (Photo by Monika Skolimowska/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Sweden's Gabriel Landeskog (L) and Slovakia's Marcel Hascak vie for the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championship match between Sweden and Slovakia in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, 15 May 2017. Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa (Photo by Monika Skolimowska/picture alliance via Getty Images) /
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14 May 2019, Slovakia, Kosice: Ice hockey: WM, Germany – France, preliminary round, group A, 3rd matchday in the Steel Arena. Germany’s goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer kneels in front of the goal. Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa (Photo by Monika Skolimowska/picture alliance via Getty Images) /

Philipp Grubauer

Team Germany was excited to have goalie Philipp Grubauer on board:

He warmed up right away with the Team Germany coaching staff:

He does look pretty handsome in his German gear:


Let’s not focus on the fact that the IIHF tweeter got the colors of his mask wrong. I can see calling burgundy maroon, but where did the yellow come from? Because you can see in the clip below that he’s wearing his Avs mask.

Of course, halfway through the game, Team Germany broke Grubauer:

TSN commentators remarked that Grubauer had suffered a muscle tweak. The injury happened on May 14. Germany had a game the next day, and Grubauer didn’t play.

Doesn’t the German national team know they’re supposed to return our goalie in the same shape they found him in?

Germany is number-one in Group A, having won all their games. As noted, they’ll next play May 18 against Canada. Hopefully Grubauer suits up.