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Grabovki’s visa issues resolved, will practice with Caps on Sunday

Sep 13, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

Grabovski_Mikhail

For Mikhail Grabovski and the Washington Capitals, the wait is over.

Grabovski, who’s been absent from Caps camp dealing with visa issues, finally sorted out his paperwork and will join his new teammates this weekend, according to the Washington Post.

The 29-year-old center will practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Sunday, reports the Post’s Katie Carrera, though it’s unclear exactly when he’ll meet the team.

His absence from camp was accentuated when fellow center Brooks Laich went down with a lower-body injury mid-week.

Part of the reason Grabovski was  signed to a one-year, $3 million deal was as insurance for the No. 2 center position, as Laich’s wonky groin and penchant for injury has kept him from consistently filling the role.

  1. missthemexpos - Sep 13, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Grabovski sure looks young in the photo, oh wait, looks like he is wearing a Habs jersey, guess that one must be from the archives!

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