"The incident? It wasn't that much," he said. "(Pacioretty) was choking me and I bit him. Don't stick your hands where you shouldn't. To be honest with you he was choking me pretty hard, to the point where I really couldn't breathe. And I couldn't pull his hand away at all. I tried to hit him with my other hand, but I couldn't because he was choking me. There was nothing left to do but bite him."
Grabovski and Pacioretty both received 10-minute misconducts, while Grabovski received an extra two-minute roughing penalty, but nothing came after the event.
Following the game, Pacioretty told local reporters that he had a tetanus shot.
The NHL interviewed both players afterwards, but Grabovski wasn't fined or suspended.