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Derek Grant | Center | #27

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 212
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (119) / OTT

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Derek Grant has been activated from injured reserve and sent to AHL Rochester.
Grant had been suffering from a shoulder injury. Through 86 career games Grant has seven points, and no goals with 91 hits. So unfortunately he has no fantasy value. Feb 24 - 1:59 PM

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The Sabres placed Derek Grant on injured reserve retroactively to Feb. 17th with a shoulder injury.

He's considered day-to-day, but shoulder injuries can be tough to come back from. He has seven points in 86 career NHL games.
Feb 18 - 4:09 PM

Derek Grant's shoulder is improving nicely, but he won't play in either game for Buffalo this weekend.

Grant left Thursday's match with Colorado after playing just over two minutes. It appears that he just needs some time off to recover. He's considered day-to-day for now.
Feb 17 - 3:36 PM

Derek Grant was recalled from AHL Rochester on Thursday.

Grant will don the Sabres' crest once again after starting the season with the club, then being snatched off waivers by the Predators. Who in turn lost Grant to the Sabres on waiver only a few days ago. Through 41 games this season Grant has posted four points with 24 PIMs and hits plus 25 blocks.
Feb 9 - 1:03 PM

Derek Grant has been assigned to Rochester of the AHL.

It was thought that Grant would get another crack at being Buffalo's fourth-line center, but it seems like Nicolas Deslauriers, who has played there for the past two games, will remain in that spot for now.
Feb 6 - 2:35 PM

Buffalo has reclaimed Derek Grant off waivers from Nashville.

The Sabres were seeking a fourth-line center and now Grant will get back the role he had before he was snatched off waivers by the Predators on Jan. 11. He has four assists in 41 games this season.
Feb 6 - 12:09 PM

Derek Grant was placed on waivers by Nashville on Sunday.

Grant saw just six games with Nashville after getting picked up off of waivers from Buffalo. In those six games he posted one assist with a fight. In 41 games overall this season he has four assists with 24 PIMs, 24 hits, and 25 blocks.
Feb 5 - 12:36 PM

Derek Grant thought he had his first NHL goal Tuesday against Vancouver, but it was eventually disallowed.

The officials met up and determined that the referee was "in the process of blowing his whistle to stop play when [Ryan] Miller covered the puck with his blocker before the puck crossed the goal line." The call was costly for Nashville in a 1-0 loss to the Canucks.
Jan 18 - 12:04 PM

Derek Grant will make his Predators debut on Thursday against Boston.

Grant had a trio of helpers in 35 games with the Sabres this season. He'll be tagging in for Mike Ribeiro.
Jan 12 - 7:38 PM

Derek Grant has been claimed by Nashville from Buffalo.

Grant was put on waivers Tuesday by the Sabres. He has three assists in 35 games this season.
Jan 11 - 1:02 PM

Derek Grant will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Flyers.

Grant was placed on waivers earlier today, so it's hardly surprising that he won't play tonight. He has three assists and a minus-3 rating in 35 games this season. There's a good chance he'll go through waivers unclaimed. Robin Lehner (flu) and Josh Gorges (hip) will also miss the game.
Jan 10 - 6:59 PM

Derek Grant has been placed on waivers by Buffalo.

He has three assists in 35 games this season. If he clears then he could be heading for the minors.
Jan 10 - 1:16 PM

Derek Grant is still looking for his first NHL goal.

He has skated in 32 games with the Sabres this year to give him 72 total appearances. Grant has contributed six assists during that time, including three in 2016-17. Only two forwards have played more games without scoring; Gord Dwyer had no goals in 108 games and Tim Sestito went goalless in 101 matches.
Jan 3 - 10:11 AM

Derek Grant will be scratched against the Islanders on Friday night.

Through 26 games this season, the 26-year-old has posted just a trio of helpers which brings him to six helpers in 66 career NHL games.
Source: Joe Yerdon
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 06:06:00 PM

Derek Grant will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

This is the second straight game that he won't be dressed. Grant has no goals and three assists and a minus-2 rating in 26 games this season.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 06:45:00 PM

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