Kraken lose Philipp Grubauer to illness, drop key divisional matchup to Evander Kane, Oilers

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The Seattle Times

SEATTLE — The Kraken’s latest high-scoring game against the Edmonton Oilers at Climate Pledge Arena had some goaltender drama mixed in. Seattle starter Philipp Grubauer headed down the tunnel during a media timeout midway through the game after allowing three goals on 10 shots. The team later clarified he was doubtful to return due to a non-COVID illness. Martin Jones came in cold and allowed the Oilers’ fourth goal on the first shot he saw. Late in the second period, however, Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his third in four games to bring the Kraken back within one. Jones helped the Kraken weather…

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