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Islanders' Grabovski ejected for boarding Henrik Sedin

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Mikhail Grabovski was thrown out of Sunday afternoon's game for a questionable hit on Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin.

Late in the first period, the New York Islanders forward drove Sedin into the boards from behind, right in front of the Canucks' bench.

Grabovski received a boarding major and a game misconduct, and Sedin was held off the ice for the final 1:44 while being treated by team trainers on the bench.

Predictably, the Canucks responded.

Vancouver defenseman Matt Bartkowski went off for roughing after challenging Grabovski, and Islanders forward Ryan Strome received a roughing minor in the final seconds of the frame.

Sedin, who didn't return to the Canucks' 2-1 shootout victory, will be evaluated Monday and is questionable to play in the three remaining games on Vancouver's current six-game road trip.

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