Report: Hurricanes, Islanders interested in Caps' Grubauer

Bruce Bennett / Getty Images Sport / Getty

The New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes are both eyeing the Washington Capitals in hopes of solving their goaltending woes.

Both teams have already shown interest in Capitals backup Philipp Grubauer, a source indicated to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.

The 26-year-old is coming off his third season as Braden Holtby's second in command and will become a restricted free agent on July 1. Grubauer saw the largest workload of his career this season playing in 35 games while going 15-10-3 with a 2.35 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage.

In fact, he even stole the net from Holtby near the end of the regular season, starting the Capitals' first two games of the postseason.

As for the Hurricanes and Islanders, the two clubs finished 31st and 22nd, respectively, in goals against this season. Upgrading their netminder will clearly be each team's top priority this offseason.

Comments
Report: Hurricanes, Islanders interested in Caps' Grubauer
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox