Leafs' Grabovski faces disciplinary hearing amid biting allegations
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, February 10, 2013 6:14PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, February 10, 2013 6:16PM EST
NEW YORK - Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski will face a disciplinary hearing with the NHL on Monday morning amid biting allegations.
Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty accused Grabovski of biting him during a fight at the 11:30 mark of the third period in Toronto's 6-0 victory over Montreal on Saturday night.
Grabovski faces a hearing with the league's department of player safety, which was initially scheduled for Sunday afternoon but rescheduled to Monday morning.
Grabovski received a 10-minute misconduct and a roughing minor after the scuffle. Pacioretty was also issued a 10-minute misconduct on the play.
Pacioretty emerged from the melee showing his wrist to the officials, claiming that Grabovski bit him.
"That doesn't belong in our sport," Montreal defenceman Josh Gorges said after the game. "If you get in there, stand up for yourself, be a man, drop your gloves, and you'll have respect. But bite somebody? That doesn't belong in our league."
Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty, right, shows his arm to a referee following an incident with Toronto Maple Leafs' Mikhail Grabovski as Canadiens' goaltender Carey Price looks on during third period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, February 9, 2013. Grabovski has been accused of biting Pacioretty's arm. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Graham Hughes.