Insult To Injury: Grabovski’s Loss Will Hurt Belarus More Than Toronto

January 3rd, 2010 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »

It's bad enough when you're the biggest underdog going into the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. It's worse when one of the four NHL players named to your team gets injured and won't be able to play for the team.

But this is the case for Belarus and Mikhail Grabovski, who was looking forward to taking part in the Olympics on a team that will need all the help it can get.

Grabovski suffered a fractured wrist during the first period of Saturday night's game in Calgary and is expected to be out six weeks. He was hit hard as he cut across the ice and immediately knew something was wrong as he left the ice.

He has had an up and down season with the Maple Leafs and is currently fifth in scoring on the team with 25 points. He has had difficulty finding his spot in the lineup, being tossed around different line combinations before finding himself on the fourth line in the past two weeks.  

He seemed frustrated by his own play as well as by what Coach Ron Wilson had been saying about his pl ...

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