WARNING: This may be gruesome.
As the second period of the Washington Capitals/Toronto Maple Leafs game drew to a close, former Leaf Mikhail Grabovski fell to the ice and suffered a scary injury. David Clarkson‘s skate clipped Grabovski’s face. There was blood.
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After laying on the ice for about 15 seconds, Grabovski got up, revealing a 1.5-inch cut near his right eye. He rushed to the locker room to get stitches.
Toronto fans booed. Some accused Grabovski of diving.
That was some… Impressive recovery by Grabovski.
— Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdonPHT) November 24, 2013
Fans not too thrilled with Grabovski's dying swan routine, then bouncing up at whistle.
— David Shoalts (@dshoalts) November 24, 2013
(Yerdon later admitted he saw it wrong.)
Grabovski got 20 stitches during the intermission. He reportedly suffered two separate cuts. Five minutes into the third period, Grabo returned to the bench and began taking shifts.