Huffpost Canada ca

Mikhail Grabovski Bite: Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens Player, Says He Had To Get A Tetanus Shot

Posted: Updated:

MONTREAL - The NHL will not suspend Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski for an alleged biting incident in Saturday's game against Montreal.

The league said there was no conclusive evidence that Grabovski bit Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty.

Pacioretty says he got a precautionary tetanus shot after the incident in Toronto's 6-0 victory.

The forward emerged from the skirmish showing his arm to the officials and claiming that Grabovski bit him.

During the third-period melee, Pacioretty wrapped an arm around Grabovski's face from behind.

Grabovski received a 10-minute misconduct and a roughing minor after the scuffle. Pacioretty was also issued a 10-minute misconduct.

"It was an emotional game," Pacioretty said Monday. "It got out of hand. People were fired up."

In Game 1 of the 2011 Stanley Cup final, Alex Burrows appeared to bite the finger of Boston centre Patrice Bergeron. There was no suspension issued in that incident.

Around the Web

Did the Maple Leafs' Mikhail Grabovski bite Max Pacioretty during ...

Maple Leafs' Mikhail Grabovski has hearing with NHL on Monday ...

Leafs on alleged Mikhail Grabovski bite: 'You've got to defend yourself'

Grabovski hearing over biting allegation now is Monday

Did the Maple Leafs' Mikhail Grabovski bite Max Pacioretty during the ...

Mikhail Grabovski faces hearing