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Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (20) / 5/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200

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Mikhail Grigorenko is excited to get a chance on Buffalo's second line.
"It's a really great opportunity for me to play with those guys," said Grigorenko referring to new linemates Brian Gionta and Marcus Foligno. He has produced 11 goals and 32 points in 39 games for Rochester this season, but he may remain with the Sabres for the rest of the season. Mar 6 - 9:09 AM

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Mikhail Grigorenko has been summoned from the minors.

He has one goal and one assist in 12 games with the Sabres this season. Grigorenko was skating on the second line at practice on Thursday. He was just returned to the minors on Wednesday after he was scratched on Tuesday.
Mar 5 - 12:10 PM

Mikhail Grigorenko has been returned to the minors.

He was called up as insurance just in case Tyler Ennis was unable to play Tuesday. Ennis was able to return from a groin injury, so Grigorenko sat as a healthy scratch. Grigorenko is just getting over an injury of his own, so he'll get to work that out in the AHL.
Mar 4 - 10:30 AM

Mikhail Grigorenko will be scratched on Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Through Girgorenko's first 55 NHL games, he's posted four goals, 10 points, and 22 hits while averaging 11:45 of ice time per game. However, he's put up 10 goals and 31 points in 38 AHL Rochester games this season.
Mar 3 - 7:00 PM

Mikhail Grigorenko has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres.

Buffalo needed reinforcements after its focus on trading players for picks before the deadline. That aside though, this is a great opportunity for Grigorenko to get some more NHL ice time ahead of the 2015-16 campaign. He has 10 goals and 31 points in 38 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Mar 3 - 12:24 PM

The Buffalo Sabres haven't received much production from players they've recalled from the minors.

The Sabres have called up eight players this year: Phil Varone, Johan Larsson, Mikhail Grigorenko, Mark Pysyk, Tim Schaller, Zac Dalpe, Joel Armia and Matt Ellis. Those eight players have combined for six goals and eight points in 43 games. "You have to put your best foot forward all the time," Sabres' head coach Ted Nolan said. "It’s not a sometime thing. There’s only 720 jobs in this league, and to get one of them is very special."
Jan 18 - 11:32 AM

Mikhail Grigorenko was returned to Rochester of the AHL following the Sabres' 2-1 loss to Tampa Friday night.

Grigorenko has yet to realize his vast potential at the NHL level as he has registered only two points in 12 games this season. Eventually he may be a fantasy factor, but we seem to be a long way away from that right now.
Jan 10 - 9:42 AM

Mikhail Grigorenko scored his first goal of the season for the Sabres on Tuesday, but it wasn't nearly enough as they dropped a 4-1 decision to New Jersey.

The former first round pick has played 10 games in the NHL this season and has now recorded just two points, this being his first goal of the campaign. If it was not already obvious, he's not worth a look in your fantasy league. Chris Stewart drew the only assist on the tally.
Jan 6 - 10:00 PM

Mikhail Grigorenko started Friday night's game centering a line featuring wingers Chris Stewart and Cody Hodgson.

Although neither Stewart nor Hodgson have played well this season, they are considered two of the Sabres' top forwards, so Grigorenko is getting a good opportunity here. The young Russian took two shots on goal late in the game but didn't achieve much in Buffalo's 2-0 loss to Florida Friday. Sabres' coach Ted Nolan, who has been impressed with Grigorenko since his recall last week, is expecting more from his second-year pivot. "We need better at this level," Nolan said. "It's not a free pass. You have to compete and work at this level and you only get a certain amount of opportunities. Grigorenko was a little bit better as the game went but it's not good enough yet." Keep an eye on Grigorenko as he is highly regarded and is geting a chance for some serious ice time at the moment.
Jan 3 - 9:13 AM

Coach Ted Nolan likes the play of Mikhail Grigorenko since he came up from the minors.

"He's been good," Nolan said. "Sometimes you've got to really look for those subtle, smart plays that smart players do. Sometimes they don't show up on the score sheet, but he's made some really shifty, nifty passes to Stewart and Hodgson the past few games. Direct of that, I think both those players got better because of it." He has contributed just one assist in seven outings with the Sabres and shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Jan 1 - 9:45 AM

The Buffalo Sabres brought Mikhail Grigorenko back up from the minors on Saturday.

Grigorenko has endured a bumpy development process, yet with his first-round pedigree, he's a guy to watch (at least in future seasons). One would be wise to tread lightly until he's a regular at the NHL level, however.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 02:46:00 PM

Mikhail Grigorenko has been sent back to AHL Rochester.

The Sabres don't play again until Saturday because of the NHL's Christmas break. Buffalo has several injuries, so it's unclear who will be in the lineup once play resumes. Grigorenko earned his first point of the season when he picked up an assist in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Detroit. He has dressed in four games with Buffalo.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 02:54:00 PM

Mikhail Grigorenko was recalled from Rochester of the AHL and will be in the Buffalo lineup Saturday night against Colorado.

He was demoted Wednesday but was needed back in Buffalo as both Cody McCormick and Torrey Mitchell will be out until after Christmas.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:29:00 AM

Mikhail Grigorenko went back to AHL Rochester on Wednesday.

He played in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Syracuse. Grigorenko had three shots and no points in the match. He could be back with the Sabres this weekend.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Mikhail Grigorenko will be in Buffalo's lineup on Tuesday.

It's Grigorenko's first NHL game since Nov. 27, 2013. He was called up after Torrey Mitchell suffered a lower-body injury. "I was really excited, really happy," Grigorenko said. "Last night we were having a booster club dinner in Rochester and (Amerks coach) Chadd Cassidy grabbed me to say I had to be at the airport by 10:30 to go to Winnipeg. I've never been that happy about anything. I was really excited. I'm still really excited and really happy to be here again." Grigorenko has struggled to adjust to the NHL, but he has plenty of potential so he'll be worth keeping an eye on during his latest stint with the Sabres.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Zemgus Girgensons
2Mikhail Grigorenko
3Phil Varone
4Johan Larsson
5Matt Ellis
6Tim Schaller
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Nicolas Deslauriers
4Jerry D'Amigo
5Evander Kane
6Cody McCormick
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Cody Hodgson
4Zac Dalpe
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Zach Bogosian
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Nikita Zadorov
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Andrej Meszaros
8Tyson Strachan
G1Anders Lindback
2Chad Johnson
3Andrey Makarov