Mikhail Grabovski’s visa issues have been cleared and the 29-year-old center will report to Kettler Capitals Iceplex for practice on Tuesday morning, a team spokesman said Monday night.
Signed to a one-year, $3 million contract on Aug. 23, Grabovski had been stuck in Toronto with visa difficulties since last week.
Grabbovski skated with the Caps in Belleville, Ontario on Saturday morning, prior to the Caps’ 4-3 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets in their preseason opener.
The Caps are back in action tonight in Philadelphia, where they’ll face a Flyers team that split itself into two squads – one playing in Toronto against the Maple Leafs and another playing against the Caps in Philly.
Here’s the anticipated lineup for the Caps:
Jason Chimera-Eric Fehr-Joel Ward
Martin Erat-Mathieu Perreault-Garrett Mitchell
Andre Burakovsky-Jeff Taffe-Brandon Segal
Ryan Stoa-Michael Latta-Joel Rechlicz
John Erskine-John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov-Tomas Kundratek
Patrick Wey-Michal Cajkovsky
Michal Neuvirth - David Leggio
CSN adds Sept. 20 game
CSN will kick off its preseason game coverage of the Capitals Tuesday night at 1st Mariner Arena for the second Baltimore Hockey Classic. The network will also carry the Caps’ preseason home opener Friday night against the Chicago Blackhawks at VerizonCenter and their Sept. 27 exhibition game against the Flyers at VerizonCenter.