MIKHAIL GRIGORENKO RUMORS

Sabres Rumor: Mikhail Grigorenko will have to prove himself in the AHL

Following the end of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season, the Buffalo Sabres have assigned Mikhail Grigorenko to the American Hockey League, to give him an opportunity to prove that the extra time at the junior level, has prepared him for the National Hockey League.For Grigorenko, this is the opportunity of a lifetime, or at least he had better think of it that way. The...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres' Grigorenko reports to Rochester

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Sabres prospect Mikhail Grigorenko will play for the Rochester Americans, three months after the first-round pick briefly refused a demotion to junior hockey.
Via FOXSports.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres 1st-rounder Grigorenko reports to AHL

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Sabres first-round draft pick Mikhail Grigorenko will report to Rochester of the American Hockey League, three months after briefly refusing a demotion to junior hockey.
Via FOXSports.com
17 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Grigorenko issues statement on Facebook

The following has just been posted by Mikhail Grigorenko on his Facebook page. We have previously confirmed this is, in fact, his page. ------------------ Hi everyone, I just want to apologized (sic) for the situation going on right now. We just need to find a place for me where i can develop and be the best hockey player I can be. I came to North America 3 years ago coming...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Grigorenko ‘really’ wants to stay with the Sabres

Mikhail Grigorenko doesn’t want to go back to junior again. He wants to stay in Buffalo, playing in the NHL. “I really want to stay here,” the 19-year-old Sabres forward said Thursday, per the Buffalo News. “I did everything they wanted me to do. I didn’t really complain much. I just knew it was the best thing in the moment but hopefully I’m done with traveling. I just...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres rookie C Grigorenko rejoins Buffalo

Sabres center Mikhail Grigorenko is back in Buffalo after the rookie first-round draft pick completed his junior season in Quebec. Grigorenko practiced with the Sabres on Tuesday after being formally added to their roster. The Russian-born player opened the season in Buffalo before heading to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on March 15. Interim coach Ron Rolston wants to...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy: “Strong Possibility” Grigorenko Stays With Buffalo

French-language newspaper La Presse in Montreal had some quotes from Quebec Remparts coach Patrick Roy yesterday concerning Mikhail Grigorenko, who has three games remaining with the Sabres before Darcy Regier and his crew have to make a decision on keeping him or sending him back to the QMJHL: "I begin to think that there is a strong possibility that Mikhail does not return...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Grigorenko seeks more permanent role with Sabres

So long as center Mikhail Grigorenko remains on the Buffalo Sabres roster, it doesn't matter where the top prospect is forced to sit in the team's fancy, wood-paneled locker room. For now, that spot is off in the corner, near the fridge and whiteboard, where Grigorenko's No. 25 nameplate is perched precariously on a narrow ledge. It's a makeshift ''stall...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo signs top pick Grigorenko

The Sabres signed their top draft choice on Wednesday, forward Mikhail Grigorenko, to a three-year, entry-level contract. Grigorenko was selected No. 12 overall, and was the third-ranked North American skater and top North American center on NHL Central Scouting's final rankings. A native of Khabarovsk, Russia, Grigorenko is Buffalo's highest forward selection since Thomas...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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