Mikhail Grabovski wouldn’t mind a do-over.

When he was bought out by the Maple Leafs in July, Grabovski had some choice words for coach Randy Carlyle, telling TSN that he didn’t “feel any support from this (expletive deleted) idiot.”

A couple of hours before the puck dropped between Grabovski’s new team, the Washington Capitals, and the Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday night, the 29-year-old was asked if he could do it differently, would he change what he said?

“Probably done it differently,” Grabovski said. “It’s like so emotional, you know, and we all want to win and do for this (team) everything what we can do.

“From that period of time I think the years I spent in Toronto, I try to win (the) Stanley Cup ... that whole emotion, probably, feel the same. (Would) I say (it) again? Probably not.”

Grabovski’s return to the ACC got a tepid response from the crowd of 19,473, but he was booed late in the second period when he fell to the ice and popped back up after the whistle. Grabovski went down for a good reason: He had been cut accidentally by the skate of David Clarkson, and required a total of 20 stitches in cuts on his right cheek and on the right side of his nose.

“What did I think?” Grabovski said after the game. “It’s a hard job. I think it was a little bit my fault because I held the puck for too long.”

Say what you want about Grabovski’s time as a Leaf, especially the way it ended, but few Toronto players were as tough pound for pound. He returned in the third period.

“He doesn’t get enough credit for how tough he is,” Caps goalie Braden Holtby said. “He battles through a lot.”

The game, won 2-1 by the Leafs in a shootout, marked the lone visit to Toronto by Grabovski and the Capitals during the 2013-14 regular season.