Grabovski (concussion) announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday.
Unfortunately this news doesn't come as a surprise, as Grabovski hasn't suited up for an NHL contest since 2015-16 due to his ongoing battle with concussion symptoms. The 35-year-old German did, however, enjoy a long NHL career that spanned over 10 seasons and four different teams during which he racked up 125 goals and 296 points in 534 appearances.
Grabovski (concussion) will officially be an unrestricted free agent Sunday.
The Golden Knights acquired Grabovski and his $5 million cap hit from the Islanders last season along with a first-round (15th overall) draft pick in 2017. Vegas took defenseman Erik Brannstrom with that pick. There's a chance that Grabovski could officially retire soon; after all, he hasn't played since the 2015-16 campaign due to his devastating injury.
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.
Grabovski (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Monday, The Score reports.
Grabovski's career has been marred by injuries, as he's barely averaged 53 games in 10 years of service time between the Habs, Leafs, Capitals and Islanders. Specifically, the 32-year-old skater from East Germany has sustained three concussions over the past two campaigns, so it's no surprise to learn that he failed to obtain medical clearance for training camp with the Isles. It's a shame that injuries are ruining Grabovski's career; he's a proven playmaker with three seasons of 45-plus points on his resume.
Grabovski (concussion) has not been medically cleared for training camp, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Grabovski has suffered three concussions over the past two seasons, and is still dealing with symptoms stemming from those injuries ahead of the 2016-17 campaign. The 32-year-old forward is clearly still a long way from returning to game action, as he has yet to be cleared to resume skating, and may not be able to return to practice until after the Islanders' regular-season schedule gets underway Oct. 13 against the Rangers. Owners keeping an eye on Grabovski's health can expect an update on the German forward's status once he's cleared to skate.
Grabovski (concussion) is unlikely to be medically cleared for training camp Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Grabovski was spotted at IceWorks on Friday working out in the gym but didn't take to the ice. He will likely be placed on long term IR by the Islanders before the season starts.
Grabovski (concussion) may not play another game for the Islanders, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Grabovski has now missed significant portions of the last two seasons due to concussions. Even if he reports to training camp in September medically cleared and ready to play, he may have a difficult time cracking the starting lineup and could also be a candidate to be sent to the AHL so that the team could remove his $5 million salary from the cap.
Grabovkski (concussion) has stopped skating, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
This would seem to indicate that Grabovski has suffered additional concussion symptoms as he was skating earlier this week. His loss shouldn't be a major one for the Islanders as he has only scored 18 goals in 109 games for New York.
Grabovksi (upper body) has resumed skating, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Grabovski has missed 16 of the past 17 games due to injury and has generally been a big fat bust since signing with the Islanders before the 2014-15 season. He only had nine goals in 51 games last season, the same total in 58 games this year. Those numbers are not exactly what the Isles expected when they signed him to a four-year, $20 million contract.
Grabovski (undisclosed) was sent back to Long Island on Thursday to undergo further evaluation.
Grabovski recently missed 10 games with an upper-body injury, but returned to action Tuesday against the Penguins, logging 17:01 of ice time and one blocked shot. It appears as though the former fifth-round pick will now miss at least a few more contests with this latest ailment, as he likely won't travel with the Islanders for the team's matchup with Nashville on Thursday or the team's tilt against the Stars on Saturday. Expect an update on Grabovski's status following his evaluation by the Islanders' medical staff.
Grabovski (upper body) will get back into the lineup Tuesday at Pittsburgh.
Grabovski had been out of the lineup since Feb. 19. The Islanders need all of the scoring they can get, but Grabovski only has 18 goals in his last 108 games. He'll center the third line once again upon his return.
Grabovski was activated off injured reserve Monday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Grabovski is not expected to play Monday against the Panthers, but he has not been ruled out for Tuesday's contest with the Penguins. The winger has been absent for the team's last nine outings, although he has resumed practicing and should be nearing a return. In his previous eight games prior the injury, the 32-year-old had notched a lone helper while averaging 14:40 of ice time per night.
Grabovski (upper body) is practicing with the team but still isn't ready to play, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
The game Saturday in Boston will be the 10th straight game that Grabovski has missed. His return to practice this week would seem to indicate that his return is getting closer, but as usual, the Isles have been less than forthcoming about when he could play in a game. When he is deemed game ready, he will continue to center the third line.
Grabovski (upper body) won't play Sunday versus the Rangers.
Grabovski has been out of the lineup since Feb. 19 but did skate with the Islanders during practice Saturday. Still, his return to the team still seems to be at least a week away. He will likely return to his spot on the third line when deemed fit to do so.
Grabovski (upper body) is expected to be available for the upcoming weekend, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
This weekend would put him at the front end of his expected 1-to-2 week timetable, which is certainly good news for an Islanders club that's battling for a playoff spot. Fantasy owners in deep leagues will also reap the benefits of his return right around the time for playoff season, with the bottom-six center looking to add to his 25 points (nine goals) through 57 games this season. Expect the team to update his status further as the week progresses, but things are looking good at this point.
Grabovski (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve.
Following the news Sunday that he's set to miss another one-to-two weeks, it's not a huge surprise that the team made the move. The transaction also opened up a roster spot for the return of Eric Boulton, who was activated from injured reserve and will rejoin the lineup Sunday. The team should update his status again when nearing a return, but Grabovski should once again center the Isles' third line when healthy.