Grabovski grabs Oly. spot

ROB LONGLEY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 12:00 PM ET

At least one Maple Leaf is bound for the Vancouver Olympics.

Forward Mikhail Grabovski was named to the 23-man roster of the Belarusian team that will compete in the 2010 Games.

Grabovski, in his second season in Toronto, was one of four NHLers named to the squad. Also in the group are brothers Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn, both of the Canadiens. Grabovski has had an ongoing feud with both.

Belarus will be coached by Mikhail Zakharov, who was hired recently to succeed Glen Hanlon.

Grabovski has seven goals and 16 assists this season in 37 games with the Leafs.

It is expected that a handful of other Leafs will compete for their respective countries at the Vancouver Games. The team's leading scorer, defenceman Tomas Kaberle, is a shoo-in for the Czech Republic while Mike Komisarek, Phil Kessel are sure to be part of coach Ron Wilson's Team USA squad. Niklas Hagman is also a lock for Finland.

The only contender to play for Team Canada is Francois Beauchemin. The defenceman was invited to the orientation camp this past summer but is considered a long shot to crack coach Mike Babcock's roster.


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