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The Washington Capitals have signed Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year, $3 million contract, giving the team another candidate for second-line center after the departure of Mike Ribeiro.
The Capitals announced the deal Friday.
The 29-year-old Grabovski spent the last five seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He had career-highs with 29 goals and 29 assists in 2010-11. Last year his production slipped to nine goals and seven assists, and the Maple Leafs bought out his contract last month.
Ribeiro was second on the Capitals with 49 points last season, but he signed a free agent deal last month with the Phoenix Coyotes.
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Former Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski has reportedly inked a one year deal with the Washington Capitals (courtesy of CBS Sports)
Yes Caps fans we may have finally found our second line center!
As per a tweet sent out by Igor Eronko, a reporter for Sports.ru, stating that according to an ONT report (Belarus TV) the Capitals and the former Toronto Maple Leafs star have agreed...
Mikhail Grabovski's agent says client still making a decision. @IgorEronko reports Belarus TV says #Caps will sign him.
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) August 22, 2013
Rumors circulating over the past couple of days have come true as the Washington Capitals have signed unrestricted free agent center Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year deal worth roughly $3 million. The move comes as a bit of a surprise as it had appeared that George McPhee was standing pat with the roster that he had. He even went as fair as to name Brooks Laich as the second-line...
Mikhail Grabovski appears to have landed with Alex Ovechkin for the upcoming season. Confirmed that Mikhail Grabovski will officially join the #Caps in the coming days. A one year deal. — Dmitry Chesnokov (@dchesnokov) August 22, 2013 Grabovski was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens 150th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and played his first NHL game with Montreal on January 6, [...]
Mikhail Grabovski once stunned Verizon Center with a shootout goal against Michal Neuvirth.
Mikhail Grabovski is a skate-and-shoot center who creates his own scoring opportunities. The Capitals needed another shooter to support Alex Ovechkin, who is a magnet for defensive attention.Grabovski was seeking an opportunity to rebuild his market value after exiting the Maple Leafs with a compliance buyout. He scored just nine goals added only seven assists with a minus-10 rating...
Nazem Kadri said that “it’s not his job” to worry about the Toronto Maple Leafs’ salary cap situation on Tuesday. Saturday provides more evidence of that thought because if Sportsnet’s David Alter’s report is correct Kadri wants more than the Buds currently have.
Kadri’s camp reportedly began with a six-year $36 million proposal but knocked that price down $1 million...
The Washington Capitals have signed Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year deal.
The 29-year-old Belarussian spent the past five seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he posted nine goals and seven assists last year in a lockout-shortened season.
A six-year veteran of the NHL, Grabovski had signed a five-year, $27.5 million extension with the Leafs in March...
Coming off a season in which he led the Toronto Maple Leafs to their first playoff berth in eight seasons it would have been easy for goaltender James Reimer to take the acquisition of Jonathan Bernier personally instead Reimer says he's looking forward to the competition and intends to support the former Kings backup as much as he can.
“First and foremost we wear the same...
Just when I think I know George McPhee’s answers, he changes the question.
Caps Troy Brouwer, Nicklas Backstrom landscape and paint.
from Rosie DiManno of the Toronto Star,
The greediness of the franchise knows no bounds. There was nary a blush in the spring when the Leafs jacked ticket prices by up to 75 per cent. Did you see an empty seat in the house — by the start of the second period, I mean. We know the platinum 1 per centers don’t settle in until midway through the first.
Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun with his weekly column touching on all things sports, but of course we care only about hockey...
- Thought to consider: Both the coach and general manager who carefully appointed Dion Phaneuf captain of the Leafs have been fired by the team.
- Another reason why I have next to great difficulty for the CORSI analytic statistic in hockey....