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Mikhail Grabovski | Center

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 183
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Mikhail Grabovski has inked a four-year, $20 million contract with the New York Islanders.
Grabovski struggled in the second half of the 2013-14 campaign, in part due to injury, but he's capable of recording over 50 points per season. In New York, he'll likely serve as the team's second-line center behind John Tavares. That might cause Frans Nielsen to shift from center as he should also be on one of the Islanders' top two lines. Jul 2 - 4:58 PM

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Mikhail Grabovski will test the unrestricted free agent market.

No surprise there given that we're just over an hour away from the market opening, but if you needed early confirmation, then there you go. Grabovski's agent is claiming that about a dozen teams are interested in his client's services.
Jul 1 - 10:40 AM

Contract talks with Mikhail Grabovski have hit a bit of a wall, according to Washington GM Brian MacLellan.

He said "the money is a little bit prohibitive right now" and reports indicate that Grabovski is seeking around $5 million per season. MacLellan has spoken with Grabovski's agent, Gary Greenstin, a couple of times in Philadelphia at the draft. If the two sides can't bride the gap then Garbovski will walk as an unrestricted free agent next week.
Jun 28 - 4:47 PM

Mikhail Grabovski's agent, Gary Greenstin, believes the Washington Capitals will re-sign his client.

"I believe [management has] interest in Grabo," said Greenstin. "We have interest to stay in Washington. We'll see what's happening." He thinks that the Capitals want to keep Grabovski in the fold as well. He recorded 13 goals and 35 points in 58 games during the 2013-14 campaign.
Jun 12 - 11:35 AM

Mikhail Grabovski recorded two goals and one assist in a 5-2 win for Belarus against Germany in preliminary round play at the IIHF World Hockey Championship on Saturday.

He has three goals and seven points in five games at the tournament. Belarus (3-2) is currently tied for second in Group B with Latvia. Grabovski could become an unrestricted free agent in July after he posted 13 goals and 35 points in 58 games with the Washington Capitals in 2013-14.
May 17 - 1:48 PM

Mikhail Grabovski will play for Belarus in the 2014 World Championship.

Grabovski has only been to the NHL playoffs once, so naturally the 30-year-old has had plenty of opportunities to represent Belarus. He has 15 goals and 37 points in 44 World Championship games.
May 6 - 6:31 PM

Mikhail Grabovski found the back of the net on Tuesday.

Grabovski has been cold lately with just two points in his last 11 games. He has 13 goals and 35 points in 55 contests in 2013-14.
Apr 9 - 11:02 AM

Mikhail Grabovski will move up to the Capitals' top line on Tuesday.

Grabovski returned from an ankle injury on Monday and Capitals coach Adam Oates was pleased with his performance. He will play alongside Jay Beagle and Alex Ovechkin.
Apr 1 - 3:25 PM

The Washington Capitals get Mikhail Grabovski back in action against the Nashville Predators on Sunday.

Grabovski hasn't played since Feb. 27 because of a left ankle injury, so it's not shocking to hear that the team plans on bringing him along slowly. Even so, the 30-year-old's a worthy spot starter with 33 points in 50 games played this season, although he isn't great for peripheral stats (just 68 SOG in those 60 contests this season).
Mar 30 - 6:44 PM

Mikhail Grabovski (ankle) was back on the ice with his teammates for the first time in nearly a month on Monday.

He hasn't played since Feb. 27 and he's missed 20 of the last 21 games because of a sprained left ankle. "He's got to go through a few practices before we consider games," coach Adam Oates said. "Possible, see how he responds tomorrow." There's a chance that he could be ready to return this weekend.
Mar 24 - 5:17 PM

Mikhail Grabovski (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve.

He's retroactive to Feb. 27 when he re-injured his ankle. It's unclear when he'll be able to return.
Mar 10 - 4:53 PM

Mikhail Grabovski (ankle) hopes to start skating again next week.

He re-injured his ankle on Feb. 27 against Florida. Grabovski has 12 goals and 33 points in 50 games this season.
Mar 8 - 3:20 PM

Mikhail Grabovski (lower body) has returned to Washington to be evaluated.

Grabovski will consequently miss the Capitals' game in Boston on Saturday. He sustained the injury during Thursday's contest.
Feb 28 - 11:09 AM

Mikhail Grabovski left Thursday's game against the Panthers with an apparent lower-body injury.

Grabovski suited up for the game after recovering from an ankle injury that kept him out of eight contests, but it's suspected he may have re-aggravated that same ailment. Stay tuned for more details.
Feb 27 - 8:07 PM

Mikhail Grabovski (ankle) could be ready to play when Washington plays next week.

He skated well at practice and coach Adam Oates said Grabovski "seems fine." He missed eight games going into the Olympic break because of an ankle injury. Washington plays at Florida on Feb. 27.
Feb 20 - 2:37 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Cory Conacher
4Johan Sundstrom
5Eric Boulton
6Brock Nelson
7Michael Dal Colle
RW1Nikolai Kulemin
2Kyle Okposo
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Colin McDonald
6Jack Skille
7Joshua Ho-Sang
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Travis Hamonic
3Calvin De Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Matt Carkner
6Griffin Reinhart
7Brian Strait
8Matt Donovan
9T.J. Brennan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson