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Buffalo Sabres vs Colorado Avalanche: Sabres Look For First Win Streak of February

The Buffalo Sabres are looking to string together their first winning streak of the month, as well as make up ground in the standings.  Is the worst-team in the NHL the recipe for success? Tonight Ryan O’Reilly and the Buffalo Sabres host Prima Donna Mikhail Grigorenko and the Colorado Avalanche. The game is sure to […] Buffalo Sabres vs Colorado Avalanche: Sabres Look For First...
Via Sabre Noise
3 days ago

Avalanche Journal: Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko trade talks return as Avalanche heads to Sabres

NEWARK, N.J. — A year ago, when the Avalanche played at Buffalo, Nikita Zadorov was with Colorado’s American Hockey league affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, and Mikhail Grigorenko had an assist in the team’s 4-1 loss to the Sabres. So the impact of the June 2015 Ryan O’Reilly trade, at least from the Avalanche’s side of the deal, was only minimally on display. This time...
Via The Denver Post
5 days ago

Mikhail Grigorenko finding renewed confidence for Colorado Avalanche

Mikhail Grigorenko’s path to NHL success has run through Colorado Avalanche Head Coach Patrick Roy for a long time. The two were paired together in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League when Roy was the coach and overlord of the Quebec Remparts while Grigorenko was the top prospect, registering 85 goals in 115 games played for the team. Grigorenko was rated as the 3rd-best skater...
Via BSN Denver
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche Signs Mikhail Grigorenko (1 year, $675k), Agozzino, Clark

  Today the Avalanche locked up recent acquisition Mikhail Grigorenko on a 1-year, $675,000 contract. The young Russian remains a restricted free agent at the end of this exceptionally cap-friendly deal. Grigorenko, who was a restricted free agent, was acquired from Buffalo on June 26 along with defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forward J.T. Compher and the 31st-overall pick at this year’s...
Via BSN Denver
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche sign Mikhail Grigorenko, two others

The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year contract Thursday with forward Mikhail Grigorenko. Grigorenko, 21, was Buffalo’s first round choice in 2012, drafted 12th overall. Last season, the young forward split time between Buffalo and their AHL affiliate, Rochester, appearing in 25 games for the Sabres and tallying 3 goals and 3 assists on the season. Image Credit: Kevin Hoffman...
Via Mile High Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Get to Know Mikhail Grigorenko

  It was a busy weekend for the Colorado Avalanche, one that saw them ship Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres in a blockbuster deal. In-your-face defenseman Nikita Zadorov was the big fish coming Colorado’s way, and American-born J.T. Compher is a nice prospect entering his junior season at the University of Michigan. The Avalanche also landed the 31st overall...
Via BSN Denver
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo GM challenges Grigorenko to prove himself

Mikhail Grigorenko has been a difficult player to manage in his three seasons with the Sabres. After Grigorenko was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, the young Russian failed to live up to any elite expectations. Grigorenko has just 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in three professional seasons and has yet to become a mainstay in the NHL. Former Sabres...
Via FOX Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres stunned Grigorenko doesn't report to junior team

Buffalo Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan said Sunday the organization was surprised by prospect Mikhail Grigorenko's decision not to report to a junior club in Canada. "We knew obviously players would be disappointed when something like that happened," Nolan said, "but no indication that he wouldn't report." The Sabres assigned the Russian center to the Quebec Remparts of the...
Via Associated Press
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Sabres and Mikhail Grigorenko are complicated - again

  At what point during a players development do you know it isn't going right? We'd say, right around the time a player starts writing posts on Facebook about it. The Sabres and the development of Mikhail Grigorenko took a massive step backwards after Grigorenko refused to go back to his junior team for the second straight year. But that wasn't it. Grigorenko also took...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL blocks Sabres' bid to send rookie center Grigorenko to AHL

The NHL has blocked the Buffalo Sabres' bid to send rookie center Mikhail Grigorenko to the minors on a conditioning assignment. The Sabres announced the decision Wednesday, a day after Grigorenko was among three rookies assigned to AHL Rochester. Under league rules, teams are allowed to assign players on conditioning stints lasting no more than 14 days. The ruling limits Buffalo...
Via Associated Press
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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