BELLEVILLE, Ontario -- Nearly a week into training camp, Mikhail Grabovski finally had an opportunity to meet his new teammates Saturday morning.
Grabovski, who signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Washington Capitals on Aug. 23, has been stuck in Toronto because of visa issues that have delayed his entrance into the United States. Saturday he was able to meet and work with the Capitals, who will play the Winnipeg Jets in the Kraft Hockeyville game at Yardmen Arena (7 p.m. ET, CBC, NHL Network-U.S.).
"I'm very excited," said Grabovski, who said it took him roughly 90 minutes to drive from his Toronto home to Belleville. "I know they're making me a visa, so everything is going to be fine. I'm just excited to see the guys today and I'm very happy to be here."