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The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed center Mikhail Grabovski to a $27.5-million, five-year contract extension.
The 28-year-old Belarusian was due to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He's making $3.1 million this season.
The deal comes shortly after Leafs general manager Brian Burke elected not to deal Grabovski at the trade deadline. Grabovski has 20 goals and 25 assists in 59 games this season.
Burke calls Grabovski's speed and skill ''valuable commodities.''
It bumped Grabovski $100,000 ahead of Leafs winger Phil Kessel in annual salary.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs and center Mikhail Grabovski agreed on a five-year contract extension the team announced Tuesday.Financial terms of the deal haven't been disclosed.Grabovski is in the final year of a three-year contract he signed with the Maple Leafs in 2009 worth an average annual amount of $2.9 million.The 27-year-old has 20 goals and 25 assists in 59 games for Toronto this season.
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun, As Grabovski’s Maple Leafs and the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins were doing battle on their first shift, a whopping 2,649 respondents had answered the torontosun.com poll question: Did the Leafs overpay for Mikhail Grabovski.
In the end, an overwhelming 1,754 of you claimed general manager Brian Burke was too...
When the Toronto Maple Leafs announced Tuesday that they re-signed Mikhail Grabovski to a five-year, $27.5 million deal, the first question that came to mind for many was, "is the 28-year-old center worth it?"The answer, believe it or not, is a resounding "Yes."It's easy to doubt Brian Burke these days. The Leafs' GM added a few more greys to his predominantly...
Toronto Maple Leafs Center Mikhail Grabovski, ended speculations of departure by signing a 5 year extension with the club Tuesday.
The Belarusian, who came to Toronto via trade in 2008 has 20 goals and 25 assists this season.
With his Unrestricted status looming all season, Grabovski’s answered the bell well, and sits third on the team in points.
The Toronto Maple Leafs hockey operation believes in skilled forward Mikhail Grabovski after all. First general manager Brian Burke opted not to move the pending free agent before the NHL trade deadline. Then he committed a whopping $27.5 million to him over the next five years. The deal includes a limited no-trade clause allowing Grabovski to select 10 teams each season he'd...
The Toronto Maple Leafs have locked up one of their key forwards for the long term, as the club announced Tuesday that they have signed Mikhail Grabovski to a five-year contract extension.
"We are extremely pleased to have Mikhail under contract for the next five seasons," said general manager Brian Burke in a team...
via David Amber tweet, #Breaking #Leafs sign Grabovski to a 5 year contract extentsion
Crosby has full-participation practice with Penguins
As if the Pittsburgh Penguins weren't the hottest team in the League already, the surging Pens were blessed with even more good news: Sidney Crosby has been cleared for contact.
We assume the news comes as a result of Sid the Kid being bored of just doing this in practice for three months:
Although there's still...
The Maple Leafs played with a heightened sense of desperation and a level of energy not seen in the last three weeks for new coach Randy Carlyle in a 3-1 victory over the last-place MontrÃ©al Canadiens last night at the Bell Centre. Rookie Matt Frattin scored his sixth of the year in the second period to tie the game and former Hab Mikhail Grabovski scored twice in the third to...