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Derek Grant | Center | #27

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 212
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (119) / OTT

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Derek Grant has been a valuable penalty killer for the Sabres this young season.
Buffalo's streak of killing off 12 straight man-advantage situations ended Tuesday night when the Wild scored. Grant has averaged 2:23 of penalty kill time per match, which ranks him second among Sabres forwards. He hasn't contributed a point in nine games though, so he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar. Nov 2 - 9:40 AM

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Derek Grant earned a spot on Buffalo's roster going into the season.

He had a productive preseason, with three goals and three assists in six games, but shouldn't be expected to contribute much during the regular season. Grant will likely have a bottom-six spot when he does suit up for the Sabres.
Oct 12 - 9:53 AM

Derek Grant scored Buffalo's only goal in their 8-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Grant has been on quite a roll this preseason, as he scored a goal and three points against Ottawa earlier this week too. Justin Bailey and Jake McCabe picked up the assists on Grant's goal. Grant signed a two-way deal with the Sabres during the summer, which makes him a candidate to be sent down to the minors, but that may be difficult if he keeps producing.
Sep 30 - 10:03 PM

Derek Grant scored a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ottawa Senators.

Grant picked up primary assists on Nicholas Baptiste's second period goal and Jake McCabe's overtime winner. His third period goal with less than five minutes remaining forced overtime. Grant signed a two-way deal with the Sabres over the summer. He had one assist in 15 games with the Calgary Flames last season. He'll likely spend most of the season in the minors, but he is working hard to try to earn a roster spot to start the season. He shouldn't pop up on your fantasy radar.
Sep 27 - 9:58 PM

Derek Grant has inked a two-way deal with the Buffalo Sabres.

Grant had an assist in 15 games with the Calgary Flames last season. He also had 27 goals and 45 points in 36 AHL contests.
Jul 2 - 4:53 PM

Derek Grant will miss Calgary's season finale on Saturday with a groin injury.

Grant will finish the campaign with an assist in 15 games with Calgary. He also had 27 goals and 45 points in 36 AHL contests.
Apr 8 - 1:51 PM

Derek Grant might end up playing on the Flames' top line Wednesday.

Grant is projected to skate alongside Hunter Shinkaruk and Sean Monahan. Grant has just an assist in 10 games with Calgary this season, but he also has 45 points in 36 AHL contests.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 30 - 10:35 AM

Derek Grant has been called up by Calgary.

He has no points in nine games with the Flames this season, but he has amassed 27 goals and 45 points in 36 contests with Stockton of the AHL.
Mar 28 - 1:21 PM

Although Derek Grant was demoted on Monday, Flames coach Bob Hartley is happy with his game.

"On faceoffs, he was real good," Hartley said. "He’s a big body, a good skater, very responsible defensively. He did well." The Flames ultimately decided that he would be better served by being in the minors where he would get more ice time. Grant has no points in nine NHL games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 08:51:00 AM

Derek Grant has been sent down to the minors.

He has appeared in nine games with Calgary this season and he doesn't have a point.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 04:50:00 PM

Derek Grant is projected to be a scratch against the Senators

Recent AHL callup was drafted by the Senators in 2008, 4th round (119th overall), and having dressed in the last two games, the 25-year-old blueliner is likely headed to the press box against his former team. Grant is appeared in two consecutive posting a minus-2 with one shot on goal averaging around 10 minutes per night.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 07:18:00 PM

The Calgary Flames have recalled Derek Grant from the AHL.

The 25-year-old was originally drafted by Ottawa, but he joined the Flames as a free agent. Grant has two assists in 25 career NHL games. He won't have any fantasy upside.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 03:47:00 PM

The Calgary Flames think they picked up a nice player in Derek Grant.

Grant signed a two-way deal with the Flames on Wednesday and will likely start the season in the AHL but he does have a shot to break training camp with the big team. "Our staff really liked him. I really credit the scouts on this one," said Flames GM Brad Treliving. "He’s a big body. He plays a real NHL-, pro-style game. He’s versatile — plays the wing, can play center. Smart. Intelligent. He’s coming here, and he’s going to battle for an opportunity. I think he gives us more depth, which you can never have enough of. When we do our organizational assessments of each team, this is a player our scouts wanted to acquire for a long time. So to be able to get him (Wednesday), it was a happy group." Grant has played previously with the Ottawa Senators with two assists in 25 games.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 06:42:00 AM

The Calgary Flames have signed Derek Grant to a one-year/two-way contract.

Grant will receive $700,000 in the NHL and $250,000 in the AHL but is guaranteed $325,000 no matter what. Grant had 21 goals and 38 points in the AHL last with Binghamton in the Senators farm system.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 02:44:00 PM

Derek Grant has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Ottawa.

That agreement makes Grant's arbitration hearing date of July 24 moot. He had two assists in 20 contests with the Senators last season.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 08:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5Derek Grant
6William Carrier
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Justin Falk
8Taylor Fedun
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson