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Playoffs 2013Did You See That? Mikhail Grabovski elbowed in head

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 11:46 PM

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Toronto Maple Leafs centre Mikhail Grabovski lies on the ice after a hard hit during the third period of his team's 4-1 Game 1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. (Elise Amendola/Associated Press) Toronto Maple Leafs centre Mikhail Grabovski lies on the ice after a hard hit during the third period of his team's 4-1 Game 1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. (Elise Amendola/Associated Press)

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In addition to his squad taking a pounding on the scoresheet in a 4-1 Game 1 loss to the Bruins Wednesday, Leafs centre Mikhail Grabovski was the victim of a vicious elbow in the first period that may draw the attention of the NHL's Department of Player Safety.  
Mikhail Grabovski probably understands better than most of his Maple Leafs teammates just how badly the Boston Bruins roughed them up on Wednesday night. 

In addition to his squad taking a pounding on the scoresheet in a 4-1 Game 1 loss to the Bruins, the Toronto centre was the victim of a vicious elbow in the first period that may draw the attention of the NHL's department of player safety.  

With just under seven minutes to go in the first period, the 29-year-old was chasing the puck in the Boston zone and ran into Bruins defender Andrew Ference's left arm. The latter's elbow made contact with Grabovski's head, tossing him to the ice. 

No penalty was called on the play and Grabovski returned to action. 

The Leafs will have a shot at revenge when the two teams square off Saturday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7 p.m. ET). 

Take a look at the hit here and judge for yourself: 


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Should Ference be suspended? Fined? Or do you think it was clean enough to go unpunished? Let us know why in the comments section below.

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