Grabovski (concussion) was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports. Grabovski, who carries a $5 million dollar cap hit for next season, missed all of the 2016-17 season due to concussion issues. The Islanders are sending a boatload of assets to Vegas, including their first-round pick (15th overall) in Friday's entry draft. Grabovski's NHL career is likely over.
Grabovski (concussion) could be part of a trade that would send him to the Golden Knights, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Grabovski missed all of last season due to the concussion and some believe that his career has ended, as he has still yet to be cleared to play. This trade would likely also include the Islanders' first-round pick in this year's draft, which is considered to be rather weak, so the Isles seem to be more than willing to part with the pick in exchange for cap relief.
Grabovski (concussion) missed the entire 2016-17 campaign, but he remains hopeful that he will get past his injury, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. The German-born pivot reportedly resumed isolated skates during the second half of this season, so there still may be light at the end of the tunnel. When you consider that the 33-year-old posted 40-plus points in three of five campaigns with the Maple Leafs between 2009-13, it might be worth taking a flier on Grabovski in deeper fantasy drafts this fall. Even if he's a shell of his former self upon returning, the cost to get him is likely to be extremely low.
Grabovski (concussion) is expected to see a specialist in the near future with the hope of being cleared to play next season, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. After this season Grabovski will only have one year left on his contract. He would have to be cleared in order for the Islanders to buy him out or expose him to the expansion draft. Grabovski has been a bust since signing with the Isles as he has suffered multiple concussions. If he is cleared to play and the Isles don't buy him out he could end up as the third line center next season or in the AHL.
Grabovski (concussion) failed his physical and is officially listed as injured non roster. Grabovski's salary still counts toward the cap but he will continue to sit as he recovers from a concussion dating back to last season. The issue is certainly concerning given the length of recovery up to this point, so it may be best to monitor the centerman throughout camp if considering him in fantasy leagues.
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