Toronto Maple Leafs centre (pronounced “center”) Mikhail Grabvoski has been taking in the Winter Olympics and cheering on the Belorussian team, who he would have played for if he didn’t have a busted wrist. But while you apparently can’t play ice hockey with a broken wrist, you can get into street fights with little to no trouble at all.
The 26-year old was arrested at 2:30 AM on Saturday morning by Vancouver police after allegedly being involved in a street altercation. He was kept overnight and then released to his parents, who may or may not have given him a stern talking to on the way home. He may have felt that facing his father’s belt is far worse than any jail cell.
Photo Caption: Doing this in a Vancouver street after midnight will start a fight 99 times out of 100.
Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke says that they are “aware” of the incident. “Since we are presently investigating this matter, the team will not provide any further comment at this time.”
There aren’t a ton of details, but apparently there a fight that escalated in the street and punches were thrown. We don’t know what Grabovski’s role was and no charges have been filed at this time.