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Grabovski getting tests for stomach issues

Apr 12, 2013, 12:19 PM EST

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Could a stomach issue be affecting Mikhail Grabovski‘s play?

Grabovski’s been a hot topic of conversation in Toronto. The 29-year-old with the $27.5 million contract has just eight goals and seven assists in 40 games, a far slower rate of offensive production than his previous two seasons.

The past two games, both against the Rangers, eyebrows were raised when he played a mere 10:39 and 11:00.

Today, Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle said that Grabovski was still in New York getting tested for a gastrointestinal issue that the player has dealt with for a couple years, but has recently gotten worse.

It’s not clear if there’s a significant relation between Grabovski’s stomach issue and his on-ice performance, but we imagine it can’t be helping.

In other Leafs injury news, Carlyle said tests have confirmed that forward Joffrey Lupul has a concussion. But we knew that already.

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