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Derek Grant | Center | #27

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

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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

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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

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.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 09:40:00 AM

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.
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 09:53:00 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.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 10:03:00 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.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 09:58:00 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.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 04:53:00 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.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 01:51:00 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
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 10:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

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C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Derek Grant
6Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Miikka Salomaki
3Cody McLeod
4Austin Watson
5Harry Zolnierczyk
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Anthony Bitetto
6Matt Irwin
7Petter Granberg
8Yannick Weber
9Brad Hunt
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros