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MIKHAIL GRIGORENKO RUMORS

A New Attitude For Mikhail Grigorenko

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, It seems crazy to think of this as a make-or-break season for Mikhail Grigorenko. After all, he’s just 20 years old and has played only 43 NHL games. But he’s coming up on the final year of his entry-level contract and decisions need to be made, both by Grigorenko and the Buffalo Sabres. Large portions of Grigorenko’s first...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 06, 2014  |  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

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

Mikhail Grigorenko’s Benching “Part Of The Program”

Just what are the Sabres doing with Mikhail Grigorenko? Entering Sunday night’s game against Boston  many were left wondering that very thing after the 12th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft has seen his playing time be reduced each night until he was made a healthy scratch for the contest against the Bruins. Grigorenko skated during warm ups with the team on Sunday night, but...
Via Queen City Sports
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Clearing Up Misconceptions On Grigorenko

There've been some reports coming from mainstream media outlets today stating that Mikhail Grigorenko has to stay with the Sabres for the remainder of the season if he plays another NHL game.  This is simply not true.  It's just a question of whether or not the club is willing to count this as Year One of his entry level contract. Granted, it's not common for a team...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 28, 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

Sabres still talking contract with Grigorenko

When the Sabres drafted high-profile Russian center Mikhail Grigorenko it was a common belief that he was NHL ready. Sabres Director of Scouting Kevin Devine said it, Darcy Regeir said he had a chance to make it, and even Grigorenko himself stated that he felt he was good enough for the NHL during his post draft interview. The team immediately began talking contract with Grigorenko...
Via Queen City Sports
July 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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