Found January 25, 2013 on Queen City Sports:
(courtesy: Dan Hickling) It’s the fourth game of his young NHL Career, and Mikhail Grigorenko certainly has the attention of followers of the Sabres. Everyone around the organization in any aspect has an interest in the 18-year old Russian center despite the fact that he has yet to record his first career point. His playing time has increased in each of his first three games, and he has started to look more comfortable with each shift. In game four, Queen City Sports is following the 12th overall pick in this past June’s draft shift by shift, and will post updates between each period. Follow along throughout the night, and leave your thoughts on the rookie in the comment section below. The post Sabres vs Hurricanes: Following Grigorenko appeared first on Queen City Sports.

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