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English: Français: Buffalo Sabres C 1. Cody Hodgson  2. Tyler Ennis  3. Zemgus Girgensons  4. Mikhail Grigorenko  5. Johan Larsson  6. Matt Ellis  L 1. Matt Moulson  2. Marcus Foligno  3. Brian Flynn  4. Cody McCormick  5. Nicolas Deslauriers  R 1. Drew...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
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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' 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
March 30, 2014  |  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
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Grigorenko relents, will report to QMJHL

Per the Canadian Press's Stephen Whyno, Buffalo Sabres prospect Mikhail Grigorenko cannot play in the AHL this season, and he wasn't keen returning to the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts...but he's changed his mind: Grigorenko tells #Sabres he will report to QMJHL's Quebec Remparts, team says. — Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) January 13, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres rookie Grigorenko changes mind, will join junior team

Buffalo Sabres rookie center Mikhail Grigorenko will be reporting to his Canadian Junior Hockey League team, after all. The Sabres announced on their Twitter account on Sunday night that Grigorenko has informed them that he will report to Quebec City. The decision comes a day after the team's 2012 first-round draft pick balked at being demoted, saying he wanted to take time...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 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

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

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...
Via Bloguin Best
January 11, 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Surprise! Grigorenko refuses to join junior team

The Buffalo Sabres want Mikhail Grigorenko to play hockey and they want him to do it with his junior team, the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL, as they assigned him there this morning. Grigorenko apparently has other ideas. According to Kathleen Lavoie of La Presse (link in French), Grigorenko is refusing to report to Quebec. That report was confirmed by Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikhail Grigorenko Refusing To Report To Quebec Remparts

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, The Mikhail Grigorenko saga may be taking a fresh, bizarre twist as the 19-year-old is refusing to report to the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior League. Agent Jay Grossman confirmed to The Buffalo News via email that Grigorenko will not report but did not comment on my inquiries about what's next, including a possible...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikhail Grigorenko Refuses Assignment To Quebec Remparts by   Steven Ellis

The Buffalo Sabres have sent 19-year-old forward Mikhail Grigorenko back to the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Or so they thought. According to a report from Le Soleil in Quebec City, Grigorenko is refusing to report to the Remparts and is currently looking at future plans. It isn’t known what exactly those future plans could be, whether it means...
Via The Hockey House
January 11, 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

Russia Beats Canada For WJC Bronze

from the CP at NHL.com, Mikhail Grigorenko and Eduard Gimatov scored in the first period as Russia sent Canada home without a medal at the world junior championship for a second year in a row with a 2-1 victory in the bronze-medal game on Sunday. Josh Morrissey made a mostly unemotional game interesting when he beat Andrei Vasilevski 7:10 into the third period, but Canada...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL blocks Sabres’ Grigorenko from AHL conditioning assignment

For better or worse, Mikhail Grigorenko is stuck with the Sabres. Photo: Cliff Welch, Icon SMI To say the least, Mikhail Grigerenko of the Buffalo Sabres has had a tough time fitting in at the NHL level. The No. 12 pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, “Grigs” was a highly touted prospect who was sent right into NHL action as an 18-year-old rookie. Some players are ready for that...
Via Around The Rink
November 20, 2013  |  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 AP on Fox
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres’ Mikhail Grigorenko to sit tonight for Johan Larsson

As expected the Sabres will scratch 19-year-old center Mikhail Grigorenko tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Rookie Johan Larsson a scratch Tuesday will pivot Zemgus Girgensons and Brian Flynn inside the First Niagara Center. Grigorenko one of 17 pointless Sabres hasn’t showcased the competitiveness coach Ron Rolston wants to see. “He’s got to continue consistency...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres blank Blue Jackets 3-0

Mikhail Grigorenko had a goal and an assist and Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-0 win Wednesday over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ville Leino opened the scoring with a goal at 4:58 of the second period when he beat Columbus goaltender Mike McKenna. Buffalo made it 2-0 at 9:10 of the third when Grigorenko beat Columbus goalie Jeremy Smith over the right...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Grigorenko's SO goal lifts Sabres over Canadiens

Mikhail Grigorenko's shootout goal lifted the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens in the preseason opener for both teams on Sunday night. Grigorenko beat Zachary Fucale with a backhand on Buffalo's second attempt in the tiebreaker. The Sabres, who never led, erased four one-goal deficits. Colton Gillies got the Sabres even at 4 with 4:24 left in regulation...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres' Grigorenko excited for second season

As rookie seasons go they don't get much more tumultuous than the one Buffalo Sabres prospect Mikhail Grigorenko experienced in 2012-13. Before the NHL staged its annual prospect combine for the 2012 NHL Draft Grigorenko a center with the Quebec Remparts was criticized for a lack of effort. When mononucleosis forced him to sit out the fitness testing the stock dropped further...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Rookie Preview: Mikhail Grigorenko by   Jack Weber

Overview: Mikhail Grigorenko is a left-handed shooting centre from Khaborovsk, Russia, who turned 19 years old in May and is listed at 6’3″, 200 lbs. He was drafted  by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, 12th overall. He had a terrific first season in the QMJHL in 2011-2012, putting up 40 goals and [...]
Via The Hockey House
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie Grigorenko rejoins Sabres

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 Fox Sports
April 16, 2013  |  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
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