Mikhail Grabovski will not receive supplemental discipline for potentially biting Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty on Saturday night.
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski has not been fined or suspended for potentially biting Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty during Saturday night's game, according to an announcement from the NHL on Monday afternoon.
The league was unable to sufficiently determine whether Grabovski actually bit Pacioretty, which led to the decision of not providing supplemental discipline.
In order to come to their conclusion, the NHL's Department of Player Safety reviewed all available video from the game and interviewed both players.
The incident potentially occurred during a scrum when Pacioretty grabbed Grabovski from behind while he was engaging with Canadiens forward Brandon Prust. Pacioretty's arm comes across Grabovski's face with his hand grasping the side of the Toronto forward's helmet. He clearly was covering Grabovski's mouth and despite emerging from the scuffle with his arm on display, it is difficult to determine whether Pacioretty was biten.
Both players were given 10-minute misconducts on the play, with Grabovski earning an extra two-minute minor for roughing.