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Grabovski Questionable With Gastrointestinal Issue

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12:20 PM ET 04.12 | Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski missed practice on Friday with a health issues that's been hurting him for the past couple of seasons. After the Leafs' shootout loss in New York on Wednesday, Grabovski stayed behind in the Big Apple to undergo testing for what Carlyle termed a "gastrointestinal illness." Carlyle said that Grabovski has been dealing with the problem for a couple of years, but has been losing weight recently. The head coach does not know if the Belarusian forward will play when the Leafs take on Montreal at the Air Canada Centre Saturday night. The 29-year-old put up consecutive 50-point seasons in 2010-11 and 2011-12, but has struggled to land top-six icetime and put up top-six points this season, as he's only garnered eight goals and seven assists in 40 games. He's been limited to 11 minutes or less in Toronto's last two games.

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April 12, 2013  12:56 PM ET

they better hope its not Chrones

April 12, 2013  12:59 PM ET

He swallowed uranium and got atomic ache

April 12, 2013  01:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

they better hope its not Chrones

Could just be IBS instead....

April 12, 2013  02:31 PM ET

IBS is mostly manageable....so I vote for that one......or a little bit of G I R D

April 12, 2013  02:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

K who poisoned Mikhail?

not me...(eyes shifting back and forth suspiciously)

April 12, 2013  02:57 PM ET

Fill in the blank... It's a case of _________'s revenge

a. Montezuma
b. Pronger

April 12, 2013  03:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

K who poisoned Mikhail?

El Burrito Loco did.

April 12, 2013  03:29 PM ET

Only a Maple Leaf wouldn't play coz he's got friggin' gas.

April 12, 2013  04:02 PM ET

Problem solver???

April 12, 2013  05:28 PM ET

He keeps it up his new nickname (instead of Grabo which you really don't want in hockey) will be raaaalph.

April 12, 2013  06:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He swallowed uranium and got atomic ache

*smack*

April 12, 2013  06:30 PM ET

No pic of the guy with gastro. Smart move!!

 
April 12, 2013  06:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

No pic of the guy with gastro. Smart move!!

They considered posting that picture of Teemu Selanne we've bee seeing for 3 years in a row but .... it occurred to them we might be smart enough to figure out it wasn't Mikhail. :-)

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