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Leafs’ Grabovski: I bit Pacioretty

May 20, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT

Remember this?

Well, the biter has come clean.

In an interview with Yahoo!’s Puck Daddy, Toronto forward Mikhail Grabovski confirms that yes, he did chomp down on Montreal’s Max Pacioretty during a scrum back in February.

From Puck Daddy:

What about the incident with Max Pacioretty?

“The incident? It wasn’t that much. He was choking me and I bit him. Don’t stick your hands where you shouldn’t. To be honest with you he was choking me pretty hard, to the point where I really couldn’t breathe.

“And I couldn’t pull his hand away at all. I tried to hit him with my other hand, but I couldn’t because he was choking me. There was nothing left to do but bite him.”

So there you have it.

It should be noted that Grabovski met with the league about the biting incident, but the Department of Player Safety opted not to suspend him.

“After interviewing both players involved in the incident and reviewing all of the available video and medical reports, the League could not determine conclusively that Grabovski bit Montreal forward Max Pacioretty,” the league said in a statement.

That ruling didn’t come as a surprise to Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle, who said he didn’t believe Grabovski actually bit Pacioretty.

“Did you look at the video?” he asked. “Bottom line, it’s got to be conclusive, right?”

It’s conclusive now.


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  1. Stiller43 - May 20, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Hell, he was right for doing so. Dont choke the man (i never saw that), or stick your dirty ass gloves in his mouth unless you wanna lose a finger!

    • 19to77 - May 20, 2013 at 3:42 PM

      Somewhere, Alex Burrows wonders why people are so mean to him.

  2. tdrusher225 - May 20, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    The fact that Pacioretty was complaining about that after the fact is pathetic. If you do that to a guy and not expect to get bit, you’re a moron.

  3. dumbassgreg - May 20, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    hope he said this to leaguein his hearing. if not if he gets in trouble again. little gary will throw the book at him. he can play needs to get away from carlyle who clearly does not like him.

  4. drewsylvania - May 20, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    If some guy is choking me, I’m probably going to forget myself and do whatever.

  5. giantsfan155 - May 20, 2013 at 7:39 PM


  6. graymalkin26 - May 20, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Typical Leaf…so glad those morons lost.

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