The Islanders signed Mikhail Grabovski to a four-year, $20 million dollar deal.
Grabovski was limited to 58 games by injuries in 2013-14. He had a strong start to the year and finished with 13 goals and 22 assists (35 points). He joins the Islanders, who now have three good centres with Grabo, John Tavares and Frans Nielsen. He is also reunited with Nikolai Kulemin, the two played together in Toronto from 2008-13.
Grabovski said earlier in the week that he believes that he is ready to go, but obviously the medical and coaching staffs disagree. With a back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday, the Capitals might just be saving him for Sunday so that he does not play on consecutive nights. Monitor his status on Sunday.
Grabovski (ankle) says that he is ready to play, but it is up to the coaches and medical staff whether he will play Saturday.
Grabovski has been out since February 27th with a sprained ankle. With the Capitals right in the middle of the playoff race, they could use their second line centreman back so that Jay Beagle can be bumped from Alex Ovechkin's line. If Grabo says he is good to go, expect him to play vs. the Bruins. He has 12 goals and 21 assists (33 points) in 50 games this season.
Grabovski (ankle) was back on the ice with his teammates for the first time in nearly a month.
Grabovski, 30, has missed 20 of the last 21 games because of a sprained left ankle and hasn’t taken part in a full practice session since the morning skate Feb. 27 in Florida. Given the length of time Grabovski has been out, he likely would need several practices without a setback before getting back in game action.
Grabovski has missed the last seven games and has only played two minutes of NHL hockey since January 24. This is the first time he has skated with the team since before the February 24th contest that he only lasted two minute in. He remains day-to-day.
Grabovski will miss his second straight game with a sprained left ankle. The ankle injury has held him to just 2:20 TOI in his last nine games. Monitor his status leading up to Wednesday's clash with the Flyers.
Grabovski will not travel to Boston with the team.
Grabovski hurt re-injured his ankle after playing just 2:20 in Thursday's win over the Panthers. Grabo missed the previous eight games with an ankle injury, then aggravated in the first last night. Expect Marcus Johansson to move up into his spot on the second line and Aaron Volpatti to draw in on the fourth line.
Grabovski (ankle) will play on Thursday vs. Florida.
Grabovski missed eight games leading up to the Olympic break, but is ready to return to the lineup tomorrow. Grabo has been held scoreless in his last five games, but sits with 12 goals and 21 assists (33 points) in 49 games this year.
Grabovski (leg) is not on the ice for the Capitals morning skate, unlikely to play.
Grabovski played only 6:19 after suffering an apparent leg injury in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Devils. The Capitals are already without Alex Ovechkin, so losing a key pivot like Grabovski would even further their current offensive struggles.
Grabovski (illness) did not travel with the Capitals to Philadelphia, so he will not play tonight.
Grabovski will miss his second straight game because of the flu. This is a tough break for a forward who had been heating up lately, Grabo has two goals and six assists in his last eight games. Expect Martin Erat to continue to centre the second-line while Grabovski is sick.
Grabovski (illness) is not skating this morning after missing Sunday's game.
Grabovski missed Sunday's game with an illness and is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Flyers. If he is unable to go Martin Erat will remain on the second line between Eric Fehr and Troy Brouwer.
Grabovski has moved from the second line to the third line.
Since scoring a hattrick in the season opener, Grabovski has not scored a goal since. He had five points in the first two games, but just one assist in the last five games. Grabo will skate with Jason Chimera and Joel Ward.
Grabovski registered a hat-trick and added an assist in his Capitals debut.
Grabovski looked great in his first game as a Capital. He was featured on their second line and first power-play where he did most of his damage (2 PPG and 3 PPP). It is only the first game, but if Grabovski is available in your league, he would be worth adding.