Mikhail Grabovski RUMORS & NEWS

  • Islanders activate Mikhail Grabovski off IR, Visnovsky out indefinitely

    CBS Sports "The New York Islanders could have a welcome addition to the lineup when they look to regain the series lead against the Washington Capitals in Game 5. Forward Mikhail Grabovski was activated off of injured reserve after missing the last 28 games with a concussion. Grabovski hasn't played since..." April 23

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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    Capuano: Mikhail Grabovski skated this morning and is considered day-to-day. #Isles

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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    #ISLES INJURY UPDATE: Mikhail Grabovski will not return to the game (upper body).

  • Mikhail Grabovski will return to Capitals’ lineup in Nashville

    Washington Post "Mikhail Grabovski will return to the Capitals’ lineup Sunday night against the Predators after missing 22 of the last 23 games with a sprained left ankle. “I’m ready,” Grabovski said after taking part in an optional skate at Bridgestone Arena. “It’s hard to tell if it will be comfortable in a..." March 30

  • Holtby gets call vs. Bruins; Hillen, Grabovski out

    CSN Washington "Braden Holtby will get make just his second start in 10 games today when the Capitals butt helmets with the Boston Bruins at 12:30 at Verizon Center. Holtby made 36 stops in his last start against the San Jose Sharks on March 22 and is 3-1-0 against the Bruins in his career, including 1-1-0..." March 29

  • Injured Capitals forward Grabovski will use Olympic break to rest up

    Washington Post "For the first time since he injured his left ankle two weeks ago, Mikhail Grabovski skated through a full practice with his teammates Friday. “Still feel pain, it hurts. Better I just rest and recover,” Grabovski said when asked about facing the Devils. “For me it’s just better one practice..." February 09

  • Capitals and Mikhail Grabovski have begun talks on contract extension

    Washington Post "Mikhail Grabovski has proven to be quite the valuable addition for the Capitals this season and according to his agent, the team is in the early stages of discussing a possible contract extension for the veteran center. “Why not?” Grabovski’s agent, Gary Greenstin said Saturday morning at the..." January 12

  • Ex-Leaf Grabo regrets salty salvo

    Toronto Sun "Mikhail Grabovski wouldn’t mind a do-over. When he was bought out by the Maple Leafs in July, Grabovski had some choice words for coach Randy Carlyle, telling TSN that he didn’t “feel any support from this (expletive deleted) idiot.” A couple of hours before the puck dropped between..." November 24

  • Grabovski resolves immigration issues

    CSN Washington "Grabovski cleared: Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski’s visa issues have been resolved allowing the 29-year-old forward to leave Toronto and participate in his first training camp with the Caps. Signed to a one-year $3 million contract on Aug. 23 Grabovski is expected to practice with the team..." September 14

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    Belarus TV-channel ONT reports Mikhail Grabovski will sign contract with #Caps today

  • So why hasn’t Grabovski signed anywhere yet?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ever since Mikhail Grabovski was bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs it seemed likely that he’d find a new home quickly. He’s a productive center and tends to drive opponents crazy at times especially teams he used to play for. Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun heard from one NHL GM about why..." August 18

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    Aaron Ward @aaronward_nhl

    Source close to Grabovski situationat this point its down to 3 teams.Contrary to reportsWinnipeg Jets are not one of them. #TSN

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    Dmitry Chesnokov @dchesnokov

    Mikhail Grabovski says he is not even considering the KHL, only the NHL. Had only 1 offer from KHL because clubs know he wants to be in NA.

  • 'Several' teams after Mikhail Grabovski: agent

    Toronto Star "While “several” NHL teams have shown an interest in Mikhail Grabovski, the just-married centre remains in no hurry to decide his fate, according to his agent. “I have several teams talking to Grabovksi,” said agent Gary Greenstin. “We’ll see what direction we go. “He’s not worried.” Greenstin..." July 09

  • 'Several' teams after Mikhail Grabovski: agent

    Toronto Star "While “several” NHL teams have shown an interest in Mikhail Grabovski, the just-married centre remains in no hurry to decide his fate, according to his agent. “I have several teams talking to Grabovksi,” said agent Gary Greenstin. “We’ll see what direction we go. “He’s not..." July 08

  • Grabovski calls Leafs’ Carlyle an ‘[expletive] idiot’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Toronto Maple Leafs’ decision to buy out Mikhail Grabovski prompted polarizing reactions from the team’s fan base, but one thing seems pretty clear: the Russian forward won’t miss playing for head coach Randy Carlyle. He made that point abundantly (and profanely) clear to TSN’s Jonas Siegel..." July 04

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    Ryan Rishaug @TSNRyanRishaug

    Mikhael Grabovski on unconditional waivers

  • Grabovski out with stomach ailment, Joffrey Lupul’s concussion confirmed

    Toronto Star "The Toronto Maple Leafs are likely to be without centre Mikhail Grabovski for their highly anticipated matchup with Montreal on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. The team said Friday morning that Grabovski remained in New York following the club’s shootout loss to the Rangers Thursday..." April 12

  • Leafs' Mikhail Grabovski avoids suspension for alleged bite

    CBC Sports "Two games, er, no further discipline, Mr. Grabovski, for allegedly biting an opponent. The National Hockey League, following a Monday morning phone session with Mikhail Grabovski of the Toronto Maple Leafs, decided not to suspend or fine the fast-skating centre after an incident in Saturday’s..." February 11

  • Maple Leafs’ Mikhail Grabovski has hearing with NHL on Monday

    Toronto Star "Mikhail Grabovski seems to have given hockey fans and the NHL something to chew on. The Maple Leafs forward got a one-day reprieve when his hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan over an alleged biting incident was delayed. Grabovski and Shanahan will discuss over the phone on Monday —..." February 11

  • Did Leafs' Mikhail Grabovski bite Habs' Max Pacioretty?

    Toronto Sun "Forget the fact that the Toronto Maple Leafs thoroughly manhandled the Canadiens in Montreal on a Saturday night. The talk after the 6-0 victory centred around an alleged bite by Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski on Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty during a scrum near the end of the..." February 10

  • Scrappy Mikhail Grabovski wins Maple Leafs' praise by unanimous decision

    Toronto Star "The most telling part of coach Randy Carlyle's tenure is that the Maple Leafs tend to end their games with fewer players than they begin with. Various Leafs haven't been able to finish due to a broken nose, separated shoulder or broken finger, reflecting Carlyle's physical approach. The latest,..." March 19

  • The Un-Five-Million-Dollar Man

    Toronto Star "Cudda. Wudda. Shudda. Two more losses have piled up since Leafs GM Brian Burke proclaimed that on trade deadline day he could have added four first round draft picks for players on his current roster. In addition to the club's own first rounder, that would have made it five picks in the top..." March 01

  • Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke gives vote of confidence to Reimer, Schenn and Grabovski

    Toronto Star "Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer never lost confidence in himself. It appears as if GM Brian Burke also believes in his young goalie. On Monday, Burke said he "flat-out" declined a trade for Reimer. "He's the real deal," Burke said at a news conference at the Air Canada Centre following..." February 28

  • Grabo doesn't want to go

    Toronto Sun "With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching, you have to figure some Maple Leafs are getting a little antsy — especially those whose names keep popping up as possible trade bait. You could count speedy centre Mikhail Grabovski among them. What makes Grabovski's situation a little more tenuous..." February 22

  • Grabovski in a sticky situation

    Toronto Sun "Mikhail Grabovski is rattled. He's obviously had enough. He's tried to stay composed, but it's simply too much to take. Yes, frustration has finally set in for the Maple Leafs' talented second-line centre. All this trade talk must have gotten to him, right? Surely he must have seen the..." February 18

  • Leafs center 'sad' about Pronger

    Courier-Post "Toronto Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski felt terrible the moment his swinging stick clipped Flyers captain Chris Pronger in an Oct. 24 game at the Wells Fargo Center. He feels worse now. Grabovski heard what originally was thought to be a scary right-eye injury has turned into prolonged..." February 10

  • Grabovski makes quick exit for special delivery

    Toronto Star "Maple Leafs centre Mikhai Grabovski left the team on Monday night to fly home to Toronto for the birth of his second child. His girlfriend went into labour prior to Monday's game against the New York Rangers." December 06

  • Grabovski douses Habs

    Toronto Sun "For the Maple Leafs, this was the ideal fire drill. And Mikhail Grabovski brought the hose. Losing goaltender James Reimer in the midst of a hyper-intense Saturday night against the Canadiens at the Bell Centre was a test of their early-season gains and they survived a shaky relief..." October 23

  • Grabovski lifts Leafs in overtime

    Toronto Star "James Reimer went down, Jonas Gustavsson came in and the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied to a late rescue. And thanks to Mikhail Grabovski's OT winner, the Leafs earned a 5-4 victory and Gustavsson got his first win since Jan. 6. Leafs Nation seemed to come to a stop when Reimer didn't come out..." October 23

  • Chara hit made Grabovski a better player

    Toronto Star "While many of his Maple Leaf teammates have been working out at the MasterCard Centre in Etobicoke for the past three weeks, centre Mikhail Grabovski and last season's linemate Nicolai Kulemin have been skating and training hard in sunny California with several other NHL players. Grabovski, 27,..." September 03

  • Driven Grabovski eats, breathes and dreams hockey

    Toronto Sun "The maturation of Mikhail Grabovski, hockey player savant, has been a stunning development of this Maple Leafs season gone right and wrong. Grabovski wakes up and thinks hockey. He eats breakfast and thinks hockey. He goes home and thinks hockey. And in between, just about all he thinks about..." April 05

  • Grabovski extends Leafs' bad run on penalty shots

    Toronto Sun "The first penalty shot ever taken by the Leafs at home back in 1934 was against Chicago and was a dud by Charlie Conacher. Some 77 years later, Mikhail Grabovski knows the feeling. The rare call in these days of the shootout was made in Saturday night's game against the Blackhawks and a goal..." March 06

  • Grabovski looking good

    Toronto Sun "If Mikhail Grabovski really did suffer a concussion when he was crushed by Zdeno Chara on Tuesday night, he's a medical marvel. There was Grabovski on Wednesday night in Buffalo, playing against the Sabres as though nothing out of the ordinary occurred in Boston versus the Bruins 24 hours..." February 17

  • Grabovski shows how tough he is

    Toronto Sun "He is a hockey player and a tough one at that. But if this was the NFL, would Mikhail Grabovski have even been allowed to return and play the hero in the third period against the Bruins Tuesday night? Twice the Belarusian had his head crushed into the end boards by Boston defenceman Zdeno..." February 16

  • Kessel, Grabovski dazzle but trade talk steals the show

    Toronto Star "It was one of those historic moments when long-held truths simply vanish, like another Phil Kessel scoring drought. Yes, Tomas Kaberle may indeed waive his no-trade clause. And, yes, Kessel can indeed score against his former team. And score. Period. The Leafs upended the Bruins 4-3 in an..." February 16