Winger Christopher Higgins said the team was willing to give Grabovski the benefit of the doubt – this time.
“I don’t think he knew how things work over here,” he said of the rookie from Belarus. “Maybe it’s different from back home where maybe they do that more frequently – show they’re angry and frustrated.
“Obviously, we aren’t happy with his decision, but not that he’s playing again. He’s a good player. He’s good to step-in for Tomas because he’s a good offensive guy, but it’s not something we take lightly – that he missed our flight and chose not to be with the team. Obviously, guys weren’t too thrilled with that.”
I love Christopher Higgin’s straight forwardness and leadership………..he says it like it is and speaks his mind regardless if it ruffles other player’s feathers……..right Mr. Grabovski!!!!
Hopefully, this is a huge lesson learned by a player who should know better……….Gainey will “deal” with Mikhail Grabovski after the season is done!!!!