Friday, August 23, 2013

Capitals Add Grabovski

On Friday, it was announced as official, as the Washington Capitals decided upon signing Mikhail Grabovski to a new 1-year deal, reportedly worth $3 million for the 2014 season.

Thanks to the salary cap being lowered for the 2014 season, Grabovski became a victim of the compliance buyouts, as the Leafs got a free pass to buy out Grabovski's contract with no cap penalties.

In the shortened 2013 season, Grabovski finished 291st in pool scoring, picking up 9 goals and 7 assists in all 48 games for the Leafs, well under his normal production.  In the 2011 season, Grabovski finished 72nd in pool scoring with a 58-point season in Toronto.

With a heavily European influence in Washington, it will be interesting to see how he fits in with the club and at a $3 million hit, there are going to be some expectations associated with this season.

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