Mikhail Grabovski C NYI 6 days ago

Grabovski (concussion) is not close to returning to game action for the Islanders, according to the Islanders Point Blank.

We all know that concussions can be tricky, some players are able to return in a short amount of time while others seemingly take forever to recover. The Isles can afford to let him recover at his own pace as they have a glut of forwards on their roster right now forcing some tough decisions by coach Jack Capuano on a game to game basis.

Mikhail Grabovski C NYI 2 weeks ago

Grabovski skated prior to the team's practice Wednesday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Grabovski has been sidelined since Feb. 19 since sustaining a concussion and appears to be inching closer to a return. Coach Jack Capuano didn't offer any timetable for the 31-year-old, but a return to the ice is clearly a step in the right direction. He'll likely need to be a full participant in at least one practice before he's cleared for game action.

Mikhail Grabovski C NYI 1 month ago

Grabovski (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Friday. According to Newsday's Arthur Staple, Grabovski is dealing with a concussion.Grabovski's placement on IR -- nor his diagnosis of a concussion -- register as a surprise after he appeared to be knocked out cold after taking a shoulder to the head from the Predators' Eric Nystrom during the first period of Thursday's win. The forward was ultimately able to skate off the ice, but was quickly ruled out from a return to action. He'll now be required to miss at least three games and won't be eligible to play again until Feb. 27, but it remains uncertain if he would even be ready to go by then. Grabovski will remain under the concussion protocol until his symptoms of the head injury dissipate.

Mikhail Grabovski C NYI 1 month ago

Grabovski left Thursday's game against the Predators with an upper-body injury and will not return, NHL.com's Brian Compton reports.Grabovski appeared to take a hit to the head from the Preds' Eric Nystrom, sending him hard to the ice. The forward remained motionless for a decent spell of time, with doctors calling for the stretcher before he was able to get to his feet and amble off the ice. Given the nature of the incident, it seems likely that Grabovski may have suffered a concussion. He'll remain day-to-day until the team provides a further update on his condition.

Mikhail Grabovski C NYI 1 month ago

Grabovski registered an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jackets.After a short-lived stint atop the Isles' top line next to John Tavares in late January, Grabovski has since become a fixture on the team's second trio, which has unsurprisingly resulted in limited production. Over the last five games, he's compiled a goal, assist, and six shots -- satisfactory production, but nothing worth much excitement.

Mikhail Grabovski C NYI 2 months ago

Grabovski (lower body) will play Tuesday against the Rangers.

The return of Grabovski, who last suited up on Jan. 9, will be a welcome one, with fellow forward Kyle Okposo slated to miss 6-8 weeks. Grabovski skated with Josh Bailey and John Tavares at Monday's practice, a top line assignment that carries some fantasy upside for Grabovski as long as the combo sticks.

Mikhail Grabovski C NYI 2 months ago

Grabovski (lower body) returned to practice for the Islanders on Tuesday, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

Grabovski has missed the past give games due to the injury but is on track to return to the Islanders when their schedule resumes after the All-Star break.

Mikhail Grabovski C NYI 2 months ago

Grabovski (lower body) will miss his fourth straight game against the Canadiens on Saturday.

Grabovski should continue to be considered day-to-day until the Islanders release further information on his injury. His next opportunity to skate will be against the Flyers on Monday.

Mikhail Grabovski C NYI 2 months ago

Grabovski (lower body) won't play Friday against the Penguins.

The Isles plan to stick with the same lineup they rolled with in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Rangers, with the New York Post relaying via coach Jack Capuano that Grabovski remains "day-to-day" at this stage.

Mikhail Grabovski C NYI 2 months ago

Grabovski (lower body) wasn't on the ice for practice Thursday, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

While there is always a chance that Grabovski could play Friday versus Pittsburgh, that would seem unlikely at this point in time.