Capitals Insider: Mikhail Grabovski


Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Breaking down the Capitals’ unrestricted free agents

A look at Grabovski, Halak and Penner.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:25 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dustin Penner, Jaroslav Halak, Mikhail Grabovski, Unrestricted free agents

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Capitals brace for matchup with desperate Stars

Tuesday night at Verizon Center is a battle of teams fighting to reach the playoffs.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Stars, Joel Ward, Mikhail Grabovski, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Capitals shuffle defense again; Grabovski at left wing against Stars

By Katie Carrera  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Stars, Defense, Dustin Penner, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Lineups, Mikhail Grabovski, Patrick Wey

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Predators

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss in Music City.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Preds, Injuries, John Carlson, Mikhail Grabovski, Patrick Wey, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Jack Hillen questionable, Mikhail Grabovski out against Bruins (updated)

News and notes from Friday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Mikhail Grabovski takes part in Capitals’ practice (updated)

Veteran center Mikhail Grabovski participates in practice for the first time since Feb. 27.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:11 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jaroslav Halak, Line combinations, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/08/2014

Jaroslav Halak to make Capitals debut against Phoenix

Notes from the Caps’ Saturday morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Coyotes, Groin injuries, Injuries, Jaroslav Halak, John Erskine, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Mikhail Grabovski returns to Washington for evaluation, will not face Bruins

The veteran center aggravated his sprained left ankle against the Panthers on Thursday.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:53 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Bruins, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Mikhail Grabovski aggravates ankle injury against Panthers

The veteran center likely wasn’t 100 percent heading into the game against the Panthers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:03 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Mike Green passed neuropsychological test, cleared for contact

A Capitals injury update.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:49 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Concussions, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 02/08/2014

Mikhail Grabovski hopeful he’ll be ready when NHL resumes after Olympic break

The veteran center expresses his disappointment in not being able to help the Caps climb back into the playoff race.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:37 AM ET, 02/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Injuries piling up for Capitals

With three games left before the Olympic break the Capitals suddenly see their injured list growing rapidly.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Mikhail Grabovski will not travel to Buffalo (updated)

News and notes from Monday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:17 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin skates, may return to Capitals’ lineup in Montreal

The star winger had an encouraging practice and hopes to face the Canadiens Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:23 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Groin injuries, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 11:19 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Mikhail Grabovski suffers apparent leg injury against Devils

The Capitals’ biggest loss might not have been on the scoreboard Friday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:19 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Injuries, Jason Chimera, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-0 loss to the Senators

Notes and observations from Washington’s latest loss at Verizon Center on Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:55 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Tinkering with lines won’t help Washington

A five-game losing streak has left the Capitals desperately searching for a spark to get them back in win column.

By Neil Greenberg  |  10:08 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Jason Chimera, Joe Beninati, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Should the Capitals re-sign Mikhail Grabovski?

The center says he would like to stay in Washington.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:05 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Contracts, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 01/12/2014

Ryan Miller continues his mastery of Capitals

Sabres star goaltender Ryan Miller makes a highlight reel stop late in regulation against the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:55 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sabres, Mikhail Grabovski, Ryan Miller

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 01/11/2014

Agent: Capitals and Mikhail Grabovski have begun talks on contract extension

Mikhail Grabovski’s agent says the center is “comfortable” in Washington.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:42 PM ET, 01/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Contracts, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 win over Tampa Bay

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Tampa Bay.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:26 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Lightning, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 01/05/2014

Capitals searching for balance in new top-six configuration

Can the Capitals find chemistry in the top six with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom separated?

By Katie Carrera  |  03:16 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Line combinations, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Adam Oates shuffles lines; Alex Ovechkin skates with Mikhail Grabovski and Eric Fehr

The Capitals have new forward lines in Wednesday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Line combinations, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Mikhail Grabovski returns to practice, likely to play against Hurricanes

Notes from Thursday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Goalies, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Mikhail Grabovski to miss second straight game, Capitals recall Casey Wellman

Washington has recalled AHL forward Casey Wellman.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:55 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Casey Wellman, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Michael Latta, Mikhail Grabovski, Roster moves

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Mikhail Grabovski misses practice with the flu

News and notes from Capitals practice Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:06 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 shootout win over the Flyers

Notes and observations from the Capitals win over the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:35 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, Defense, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, John Erskine, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs Flyers

Discuss the game as the Caps host the Flyers Sunday afternoon.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:49 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Lineups, Mikhail Grabovski, Open Thread

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 win over the Rangers

A three-goal outburst in the third period and an impressive outing for rookie goalie Philipp Grubauer paved the way to victory Sunday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:42 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-NYR, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, Mikhail Grabovski, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 12:16 AM ET, 11/24/2013

Mikhail Grabovski escapes significant injury after being hit in face by skate

Grabovski needed 20 stitches to close two cuts on his face.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:16 AM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Leafs, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Mikhail Grabovski: ‘You enjoy to play when people trust you’

Mikhail Grabovski faces both of his former teams this weekend.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:40 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Jason Chimera, Mikhail Grabovski, Third line, Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime win against Columbus

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ overtime win.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:03 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blue Jackets, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 11:25 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Oates’s overtime adjustment pays off for Capitals against Columbus

How a change in the four-on-four pairings wound up benefitting the Capitals in unexpected ways Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:25 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Blue Jackets, Marcus Johansson, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Jason Chimera, Joel Ward working to make third line a regular contributor

Veteran wingers Jason Chimera and Joel Ward bring a combination of offense and grit to the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:29 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 shootout win against the Jets

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Winnipeg.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:26 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Jets, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Brooks Laich: Capitals’ second line ‘can play better’

Brooks Laich says the unit will get there, but they’re just a little snakebit at the moment.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Oilers, Mikhail Grabovski, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Capitals' second line 'still a work in progress'

The Caps' second line has yet to create a goal as a unit, but Oates is confident that the offense will come.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:17 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Forwards, Line combinations, Mikhail Grabovski, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Mikhail Grabovski records first opening-night hat trick in Capitals history

A look at Mikhail Grabovski's hat trick.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:59 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals loss to the Blackhawks

Notes on the Capitals’ season opening loss to Chicago.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 12:23 AM ET, 09/28/2013

Five thoughts from the Capitals' 6-3 win over the Flyers

Notes on Zac Rinaldo's hit on Mikhail Grabovski, Tom Wilson and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:23 AM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, Preseason, Tom Wilson, Training Camp

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals 4-1 win over the Predators

Notes on Mikhail Grabovski’s place on the first power-play unit, Michal Neuvirth’s puck handling and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:40 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Matt Hendricks, Michal Neuvirth, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ preseason loss in Boston

Mikhail Grabovski makes his preseason debut, Connor Carrick scores and penalty minutes pile up.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:05 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Brooks Laich, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, NHL rules, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Grabovski ready to make Capitals debut, Carrick signs pro deal

Capitals’ biggest free agent set to make his debut in Washington’s preseason game in Boston.

By Chelsea Janes  |  01:38 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, capitals, connor carrick, Mikhail Grabovski, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 09/21/2013

Capitals trim roster to 36, send Andre Burakovsky to Erie

The first-round pick makes the expected move to juniors, but earns praise from Coach Adam Oates.

By Chelsea Janes  |  04:15 PM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Andre Burakovsky, capitals, Capitals Insider, Mikhail Grabovski, Training Camp

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Brooks Laich takes part in Capitals practice

Brooks Laich is back on the ice with his teammates after sitting out full practices for the first week of training camp with a left hip flexor injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Mike Green: Ice in Baltimore ‘wasn’t very good’ during morning skate

How will the ice conditions hold up in Baltimore?

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Hockey Classic, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom, Preseason

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Mikhail Grabovski will practice at KCI Tuesday

The Caps can begin to integrate their newest player into the mix and get a better idea of how the lineup will work.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:05 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mikhail Grabovski, Training Camp

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 09/14/2013

Mikhail Grabovski skates with Capitals: ‘I’m just excited to see the guys’

Mikhail Grabovski is still waiting for his visa situation to be resolved, but that didn’t stop him from skating with some of his new teammates Saturday morning in Belleville, Ontario.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:06 PM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Mikhail Grabovski, Preseason, Winnipeg Jets

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Mikhail Grabovski will attend Caps’ first preseason game, visa issues remain (updated)

Mikhail Grabovski is expected to practice with the team on Sunday at KCI.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:10 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Mikhail Grabovski, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Mikhail Grabovski not in Washington for first day of training camp (updated)

The Caps top offseason acquisition isn’t on the ice in Arlington for the first day of camp because of visa issues.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:47 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mikhail Grabovski, Training Camp

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 08/28/2013

McPhee, Oates not worried about Grabovski’s character

Mikhail Grabovski has an interesting history of off-ice news, but GM George McPhee and Coach Adam Oates aren't worried.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:42 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mikhail Grabovski, Post Sports Live

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Brian Burke: 'Mikhail Grabovski is just a class act'

Former Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke believes that Mikhail Grabovski will do well with the Capitals under Coach Adam Oates.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:23 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Mikhail Grabovski gives Caps another offensive threat

It's easy to look at the stats from last year and think Grabovski isn't an impact player, but one man's trash is another man's treasure.

By Neil Greenberg  |  10:22 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mikhail Grabovski, Statistical analysis

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 08/24/2013

Patient approach paid off for Caps with Mikhail Grabovski

The Capitals proved to be beneficiaries of the slow free agent market in the latter stages of summer, with the right mix of salary cap space and opportunity, to land Mikhail Grabovski.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:42 PM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, George McPhee, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Backstrom on Mikhail Grabovski: 'I think we needed him'

Nicklas Backstrom on the Capitals' signing of unrestricted free agent center Mikhail Grabovski: "I think we needed him"

By Katie Carrera  |  11:59 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Capitals address center depth with addition of Mikhail Grabovski (updated)

The Capitals answer one of the largest question marks of the offseason by signing Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year deal.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:04 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mikhail Grabovski, Unrestricted free agents

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Reports: Mikhail Grabovski agrees to one-year deal with Capitals

According to a report out of Belarus, unrestricted free agent center Mikhail Grabovski is on the verge of a deal with the Caps.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:11 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mikhail Grabovski, Unrestricted free agents