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Grabovski to meet with league over apparent biting incident

Feb 10, 2013, 10:35 AM EST

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Mikhail Grabovski‘s apparent bite of Max Pacioretty‘s arm in a scrum late in the Leafs 6-0 win over Montreal was noticed by the league.

According to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet, Grabovski has a 4 p.m. hearing with Brendan Shanahan and the NHL to talk about what happened.

To borrow Shanny’s phrase, as you can see in the video (included in our post on the incident) Pacioretty grabs Grabovski by the face from behind as things got heated along the boards. Grabovski clearly does something to get Pacioretty steaming mad, but it seems clear he did something to provoke it, too.

For what it’s worth, when Alex Burrows chomped on Patrice Bergeron‘s gloved fingers during the 2011 Stanley Cup finals he was neither fined nor suspended. The fact that it happened during the finals may have helped him out there though.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 10, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    A hearing,,, or we already come to the conclusion your suspended ! If they can determine that he did anything wrong from the footage I have seen Shanny should be working in Scotland Yard and not the NHL

  2. zeeman911 - Feb 10, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Why can’t my team just be normal?

    • orvee1 - Feb 10, 2013 at 4:45 PM

      Because it’s the Buds….It’s just the way they are!!! lol

  3. slickdemetrius - Feb 10, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    First bit of advice I would offer to Grabs: Stop watching The Walking Dead before games.

  4. banger60 - Feb 10, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    My only person I ever knew who bite anyone was my 2yr. old sister, enough said!

    • johnstone17 - Feb 10, 2013 at 10:29 PM

      Mike Tyson ring a bell?

  5. bubblehead22 - Feb 10, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Future flyer

  6. mclovinhockey - Feb 10, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    @bubble head???? Or future bruin, Canuck, Senator… There are a lot of players who have been accused of biting. Some are false, others like savard who pretty much admitted to biting are true.

    His was my favourite though, savard said carcillo tried to rip his jaw off which is how he got the bite marks on his hand hahaha :,)

  7. sunderlanding - Feb 10, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    It is possible that when you headlock someone by the mouth you end up squeezing your arm into their teeth. He may think he was bit, but it may have just been the position of his arm. He’s obviously squeezing his head with a lock, and if Grabo’s mouth was open while he did this the pressure would push his arm into his teeth.

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