TAMPA -- Mikhail Grabovski has apologized to Jason Blake for his actions at practice Monday.
The incident occurred when Grabovski hit Blake from behind during a drill, leading to a scrum that included veteran Jamal Mayers.
A couple of minutes later, Blake skated over to Grabovski and began speaking his mind, causing Tomas Kaberle to come in and calm Blake down.
"I played just a little bit hard," Grabovski said earlier today. "(Blake) is the best player on the team. The next time I will go a little bit slower.
"It's OK. I'm young."
As for his teammates trying to break the two players up, Grabovski replied: "The guys were just trying to help. It's fine."
About 20 minutes later, as Blake was preparing to do a television interview, Grabovski came up behind his teammate, gave him a hug and said: "See. Everything's fine."
It was the second time in a month that the two players were involved in a scuffle.
During a workout in February, Blake and Grabovski appeared to collide inadvertently during a drill. A couple of minutes later, Grabovski skated up to the boards and began shoving Blake, leading to an exchange of a couple of punches before teammates broke it up.