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Video: Grabovski bloodied by Clarkson’s skate blade

Nov 23, 2013, 9:16 PM EDT

Saturday was already a memorable day for Mikhail Grabovski, as the Washington Capitals forward is facing his former team the Maple Leafs in Toronto. It will be for a more unfortunate reason, as David Clarkson‘s skate accidentally clipped him in the face.

Here’s video of the moment (warning, some blood):

As you can see, the 29-year-old was able to leave the ice under his own power. Capitals communications director Sergey Kocharov reports that Grabovski needed 20 stitches, but he’s back.

There’s dark comedy to the fact that Clarkson inadvertently cut Grabovski, as the Maple Leafs essentially bought out Grabovski to make room for the power forward. This was not lost on Down Goes Brown.


  1. mclovinhockey - Nov 23, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    How come only half the videos ever work on my phone? Heard leafs fans booed,
    Doubt that is true.
    More importantly, hope he is okay.

    • dueman - Nov 23, 2013 at 11:53 PM

      Leaf fans were booing him every time he touched the puck. They weren’t booing the fact that he was hurt. It was about his “Carlyle’s a expletive idiot” speech he gave after his buy out.

      • mclovinhockey - Nov 24, 2013 at 2:47 PM

        I should have phrased it better, I did not see the play at the time, I saw a comment on facebook saying that leafs fans booed, I understand they were not booing the injury, just the player.

  2. jhaegs - Nov 23, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    You get half of them to work? What’s your secret?

    • claudegirwho - Nov 23, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      No video for me either

  3. d111981 - Nov 23, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    The leafs fans were booing as he was down on the ice. They probably thought he was just trying to draw a penalty. Blood was not visible until he got up off the ice

  4. titansbro - Nov 23, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    I’ve given up on the videos ever working. If I’m really interested I just go to YouTube.

  5. operwapitsai - Nov 23, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    OK ya this is ridiculous.
    your videos never work. can you do something about it?…….

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