Capitals cut down the roster, Derek Roy doesn't make the cut
OCT 5, 12:34p ET | Tommy Chalk
Rotowire: Sep 29 / 12:02p ET
News: Grubbier stopped all 13 shots he faced during Monday's 3-1 preseason win over the Islanders.
Impact: Grubauer currently holds a slight edge on Justin Peters for the role of Braden Holtby's backup for 2015-2016. The 112th overall pick from 2010 has developed nicely over the last few seasons and has all the tools necessary to be a starting NHL goaltender in the near future. While Holtby is expected to be a workhorse again in 2015-16, don't be surprised if Grubauer gets more than a handful of starts to keep Holtby fresh or to raise his trade value, as the Capitals organization is flush with talented goaltending prospects.
Rotowire: Sep 23 / 1:28p ET
News: Grubauer allowed two goals on 17 shots in Washington's 2-1 OT loss against Boston on Tuesday.
Impact: Grubauer, signed to a two-year contract extension back in June, is competing with Justin Peters for the backup goalie job behind Braden Holtby this season. With his youth, upside, and lower salary giving him the inside track, Grubauer will be given every chance to win the job. However, he may not see enough action to warrant fantasy consideration in 2015-2016, aside from being a handcuff for Holtby in most leagues.