Report: Caps, Grabovski agree to one year deal

  • Michael Prosser

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 to a one year deal worth $3 million.


Despite the report, there has been no conformation yet from the team’s website or any other major source, but if this

Grabovski, seen here in a 2009 game, against the Capitals (courtesy of The Hockey Writers)

report is true, this will be a huge move for the Capitals in shoring up their center woes that have plagued the franchise since Sergei Federov left for the KHL. It was announced last month by General Manager George McPhee that Brooks Laich would fill the 2nd line center spot, but with this move it looks like Brooks will be regulated back to 3rd line center or even a 2nd line winger.

 

Born in East Germany but raised in Belarus, Grabovski was drafted in the 2004 NHL Draft (150th overall) by the Montreal Canadiens. After a couple of years in the Montreal system (including a stint with AHL Hamilton where he won a Calder Cup) Grabovski was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008 scoring 29 goals in 81 games during the 2010-2011 season. During the Lockout, Grabovski played with KHL Powerhouse CSKA Moscow scoring 24 points in 29 games.

 

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