The frustration of a winless road trip through Florida boiled over at practice on Friday as Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Mikhail Grabovski and veteran Jason Blake were involved in an on-ice skirmish.
The incident took place on the heels of a 6-4 loss in Tampa on Thursday night.
“We’re scoring four or five goals and that’s not enough to get two points, let alone one,” Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson said after the loss.
The Leafs have won just three of its last 10 games and sit 11th in the Eastern Conference standings, one point ahead of the Lightning.
Grabovski is no stranger to the rough-housing in his first season as a Maple Leaf. The 25-year-old was suspended for three games on Jan 9, 2009 when he pushed aside an official to get at Montreal Canadiens forward Sergei Kostitsyn.