Bleepin' Grabovski set for return to Toronto

Mikhail Grabovski of the Washington Capitals checks Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers during NHL...

Mikhail Grabovski of the Washington Capitals checks Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers during NHL play October 14, 2013 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

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Come Saturday, there will be no pre-game exchanging of bouquets at centre ice between Mikhail Grabovski and Randy Carlyle, the coach he referred to as “that (bleepin’) idiot” after being bought out over the summer.

With Grabovski returning to the Air Canada Centre for the first time as a member of the Washington Capitals in front of a national television audience on Hockey Night in Canada, you can count on his strained relationship with the Maple Leafs bench boss getting plenty of play.


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