Video: Grabovski tossed for boarding Sedin (Update: Henrik won’t return)


Not your typical sleepy Sunday matinee in Brooklyn, as the Canucks and Isles got some bad blood going early in today’s game at Barclays.

With less than two minutes to go in the opening frame, New York forward Mikhail Grabovski was given a five-minue major and game misconduct for boarding Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin:

There didn’t seem to be much debate about the call, as Grabovski got Sedin in the numbers, with a cross-check, while Sedin was in a fairly vulnerable position. Sedin was shaken up on the play and didn’t skate for the remainder of the period, but was treated by trainers on the bench, as opposed to going to the dressing room.

There was some rough stuff right at the end of the first period, as well. Isles captain John Tavares got into it with Canucks rookie Jared McCann, then Alex Biega and Ryan Strome looked as though they’d fight, only for officials to intervene.

*Update: Sedin won’t be returning to this one.