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25 Mikhail Grigorenko C
Height/Weight: 6-3/211 | Birthdate: 5/16/1994 | Birthplace: Khabarovsk, Russia | Team: Buffalo Sabres | College: None | NHL Experience: 2 | Salary: $925,000 | Owned/Started%: 10/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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3/24/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres' Grigorenko Notches Assist Against Dallas

News: Mikhail Grigorenko snapped a five-game pointless streak with an assist in Monday's 4-3 loss to Dallas.
Analysis: Mikhail Grigorenko played 19 shifts and 16:07, four more minutes than Saturday's game against Nashville and nearly double Friday's game against the Devils. Despite the assist, the talented Russian scorer won just 27 percent of his faceoffs and didn't register a single shot on goal, so there's a lot of room for improvement. Skating on the second line with Brian Gionta, who had two goals Monday, Grigorenko has an opportunity to score with the Sabres playing the Coyotes twice and the Leafs and Avs once each over the next four games. It's a good bet that Grigorenko will collect a few more points over the next few games, but his inconsistency presents a huge risk.

3/20/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres Bring Up Grigorenko From AHL Rochester

News: Mikhail Grigorenko was recalled from AHL Rochester on Friday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Analysis: With the Sabres sending Tim Schaller back to Rochester in a corresponding move, it appears likely that Mikhail Grigorenko will enter the lineup right away Friday against the Devils as the team's third-line center. The 2012 first-rounder has largely failed to make an impact during his previous stints with the big club earlier this season, accruing two points and 13 shots on goal across 13 games. The Sabres remain high on his future potential, but don't expect Grigorenko to pay any immediate dividends while the team plays out the string on another dreadful season.

3/12/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres' Grigorenko Vows To

News: Mikhail Grigorenko was heavily criticized by head coach Ted Nolan during his latest call-up and realizes he has to improve his consistency and play, reports the Democrat and Chronicle.
Analysis: The talented Russian center has taken in the criticism, but also felt that his play wasn't "that bad." A former first-round pick, Mikhail Grigorenko has been called up five times this season, but has failed to snag a roster spot each time. Currently in the AHL, Grigorenko has vowed to finish the season on a strong note in the hopes of staying with the team. If another Sabres player goes down with an injury, Grigorenko may get another chance, but it's clear he's not ready to be a full-time NHL player. His fantasy upside remains high, but it won't be realized this season.

3/10/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres' Patience With Grigorenko Running Thin

News: The Sabres have been displeased with Mikhail Grigorenko's play this year, casting his future with the team in doubt, reports The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Mikhail Grigorenko was demoted to the AHL following a poor game Friday against the Senators, with Nolan criticizing him for "lackadaisical" play and expressed genuine shock at how a player with so much talent can squander golden opportunities to play in the NHL. Truth be told, Grigorenko's path to the NHL has been turbulent, and the Russian center has yet to remain with one team for an entire season. Grigorenko's fantasy value this season is now shot, since it doesn't sound like the Sabres will be calling him up anytime soon barring an injury or suspension.

3/9/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Grigorenko In Sabres' Doghouse Again

News: Head coach Ted Nolan said Mikhail Grigorenko's recent performances have been "lackadaisical," and had other choice words at Monday's practice, reports Paul Hamilton of WGR 550.
Analysis: Nolan didn't mince any words in his critique of the embattled young star, noting that Mikhail Grigorenko lacks "energy or urgency in his game whatsoever" and that he "didn't like his play." The Sabres are frustrated that such a talented player like Grigorenko can play so dispassionately, especially with the amount of skill he brings. Nolan indicated that there were internal discussions about keeping Grigorenko around, but he hasn't played well enough to warrant a roster spot. Grigorenko was an emergency call-up for Zac Dalpe (personal) but was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Saturday. If Johan Larsson and Phil Varone perform well, Grigorenko may not get another look until next season. He's not worth adding in fantasy leagues until he gets consistent playing time, but he is a high-risk, high-reward player for the next few years.

3/7/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres Send Grigorenko Back To AHL

News: Mikhail Grigorenko was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Saturday.
Analysis: Mikhail Grigorenko was only recalled by the Sabres on an emergency basis, after Zac Dalpe temporarily left the team to attend to a personal matter. With Dalpe now back in the fold, Grigorenko will be required to head back to the minors, but expect the 20-year-old to get another look with the parent club before the season draws to a close.

3/6/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres' Giving Grigorenko Extended Look

News: Mikhail Grigorenko may stay as the Sabres' No. 2 center for the rest of the season, reports the Olean Times Herald.
Analysis: Mikhail Grigorenko scored just two points in a previous 12-game stint with the Sabres, but with the team short on veteran bodies, coach Ted Nolan will be counting on the talented Russian to shoulder the offensive load. Grigorenko's upside is tremendous but he lacks inconsistency and plays on a poor team. The points will trickle in, but the peripherals won't look very good. Grigorenko is also just returning from a knee injury, so a wait-and-see approach is best for now.

3/5/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres Recall Grigorenko For Scoring Role

News: Mikhail Grigorenko was called up from AHL Rochester on Thursday and is expected to step in as the team's No. 2 center, reports Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald.
Analysis: Mikhail Grigorenko did not dress during his last call-up but was rewarded with an opportunity after scoring a goal against Utica in the AHL. With the Sabres short on options at center, Grigorenko will be tasked to provide a scoring role as the team's No. 2 center behind Phil Varone. Grigorenko and Varone were leading scorers for AHL Rochester and should see most of the team's offensive opportunities going forward. The talented Russian forward is inconsistent and it's advised to stay away from him until he starts producing. Head coach Ted Nolan has put Grigorenko on a short leash in the past. Whether that has changed now remains to be seen.

3/4/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres Demote Grigorenko

News: Mikhail Grigorenko was re-assigned to AHL Rochester, reports Kevin Oklobzija of The Democrat and Chronicle.
Analysis: Well, that was short. Mikhail Grigorenko's stint with the Sabres lasted just one game, and he didn't even play, sitting out as a healthy scratch Tuesday against Tampa Bay. With top center Zemgus Girgensons (fractured ankle) out of the lineup, Grigorenko was in position to take the spot, but head coach Ted Nolan opted for Phil Varone instead. Grigorenko may move between the NHL and AHL a few more times this season.

3/3/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres To Sit Grigorenko On Tuesday

News: Mikhail Grigorenko, recalled from AHL Rochester earlier in the day, will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game at Tampa Bay, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: The Sabres had to call up three forwards Tuesday in the wake of the team's Monday sell-off, but the other two will get a chance to play in this one while Mikhail Grigorenko waits his turn. That will likely come soon for the talented center - who's had his ups and downs with the organization in his young career - as the team has little to play for other than to start lining things up for next season.

3/3/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres Recall Grigorenko

News: The Sabres recalled Mikhail Grigorenko from AHL Rochester on Tuesday.
Analysis: With forwards Chris Stewart, Torrey Mitchell and Brian Flynn having been dealt by the team at the NHL trade deadline, the Sabres have recalled the trio of Mikhail Grigorenko, Tim Schaller and Jerry D'Amigo. Grigorenko has recorded just two points in 12 games with the big club to date this season, but if the ice time is there for him down the stretch, the 20-year-old could carve out some deep-league fantasy utility. The Sabres are without top center Zemgus Girgensons and had been using Mitchell in that spot, but now that both are unavailable, Grigorenko will likely slide into the role of a top-six forward. His has tremendous upside given his talent, but the Sabres are a weak squad that won't score very often.

2/26/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres' Grigorenko To Play Friday

News: Mikhail Grigorenko (knee) is expected to return Friday, reports Matthew Coller of WGR 550.
Analysis: Mikhail Grigorenko hasn't played since injuring his knee against Syracuse on Jan. 30. If not for the bum knee, Grigorenko would've been a likely candidate to receive a call-up to Buffalo due to injuries to Zemgus Girgensons (ankle) and Tyler Ennis (lower body). Instead, Girgensons will remain with AHL Rochester until he gets back up to speed. The talented Russian center will be fighting for a regular lineup spot next year.

2/10/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres' Grigorenko Nears Return

News: Mikhail Grigorenko (lower body) is ready to start skating, reports Rob Sanderson of FOX Sports 1280.
Analysis: Mikhail Grigorenko is currently with the Rochester Americans of the AHL, but has been one of Buffalo's top options for minor league call-ups. As the Amerks' top center, Grigorenko should be able to provide some offense, but it's likely he'll stay in the AHL to get back into shape before the Sabres make their move. The young Russian is a marginal fantasy asset this year, but should be an NHL regular next season.

2/3/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres Prospect Grigorenko To Miss Two Weeks

News: Mikhail Grigorenko (knee) is expected to miss the next two weeks, Kevin Oklobzija of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Mikhail Grigorenko suffered the injury while playing for Rochester in Friday's game against Syracuse. The young center struggled in multiples stints with he parent club this season, but has played impressively for Rochester, netting 10 goals and 20 assists over 37 games.

1/30/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres' Grigorenko Suffers Lower Body Injury

News: Mikhail Grigorenko suffered a lower body injury during Friday's game with Rochester (AHL). He'll miss Saturday's game, and be evaluated again Sunday, Amerks' play-by-play announcer Rob Sanderson reports.
Analysis: While the 20-year-old has been quiet over 12 games in Buffalo this season, he's been active with Rochester, having tallied 30 points (10 G, 20 A) through 36 contests in the AHL. For now, consider him day-to-day until the Sabres reveal the results of his evaluation Sunday.

1/10/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres' Grigorenko Gets Reassigned

News: Mikhail Grigorenko was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Saturday.
Analysis: The 2012 first-rounder has been largely invisible during his 12 games with the Sabres this season, registering one goal and an assist while mustering just 12 shots on goal. The Sabres view him as a vital piece of their future, but it looks like he's better served with more development time in the minors at this stage.

1/7/2015

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres' Grigorenko Gets On Scoreboard

News: Mikhail Grigorenko potted his first goal of the year -- a power-play tally -- in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Devils.
Analysis: It's just his second point in 10 games this season, and it came on his only shot of the game. But it's a good sign for the future that Grigrenko's playing solid minutes (15:11 in this one) and getting power-play opportunities.

12/28/2014

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres Bring Back Grigorenko

News: Mikhail Grigorenko was recalled from AHL Rochester on Saturday, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: The Sabres will only get a few of their injured forwards back in time for Saturday's game against the Islanders, leaving a lineup spot open for Mikhail Grigorenko. The former first-round pick has one point in his previous four games with the Sabres, but did collect three helpers in his most recent game with Rochester.

12/24/2014

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres Assign Grigorenko To AHL

News: Mikhail Grigorenko was assigned to AHL Rochester of Wednesday.
Analysis: Mikhail Grigorenko has played in the last four games for the Sabres, notching his first career point Tuesday against the Red Wings. With the impending return of multiple Sabres' forwards Saturday against the Islanders, Grigorenko will head back to the AHL and await his next opportunity.

12/24/2014

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

First Point Since Return For Sabres' Grigorenko

News: Mikhail Grigorenko notched his first point of the season Tuesday, collecting an assist in a 6-3 loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: He'd gone scoreless with a modest four shots on goal in his first three games post-recall, and though he only put a single shot on net Tuesday, Mikhail Grigorenko skated more than 17 minutes and saw 53 seconds of action on the Sabres' lone power play. The book on Grigorenko has been that he's spectacularly talented, but unable to put it all together, but he's just 20 years old, so keeper-league owners shouldn't be giving up on him.

12/20/2014

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres Recall Grigorenko

News: Mikhail Grigorenko was recalled from AHL Rochester on Saturday morning, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Analysis: Mikhail Grigorenko had just made his season debut Tuesday for the Sabres before being shuttled back to Rochester thereafter. With Buffalo still dealing with a few injuries, Grigorenko will rejoin the Sabres and most likely assume a lineup spot for their two weekend games, but it's unknown how long he'll stick with the team beyond that. The 20-year-old has registered seven goals and 19 points over 29 games in the AHL this season.

12/17/2014

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabers Send Grigorenko Back To Rochester

News: Mikhail Grigorenko was sent back to Rochester of the AHL on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.
Analysis: Mikhail Grigorenko played his first game for the Sabres this season in Tuesday's loss to the Jets. With the team off until Saturday, either Torrey Mitchell will be back from injury by then, or this gives Grigorenko a chance to sneak in another AHL game ahead of possibly being needed again for the weekend. Although the first-rounder has struggled in his early NHL career, he made some nice strides over the summer and almost made the team out of camp. It's good that he seems to have set himself up to be the first or second choice when the Sabres need a forward.

12/15/2014

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres Set To Recall Gregorenko

News: Mikhail Grigorenko will be recalled by the Sabres in advance of Tuesday's game in Winnipeg, Kevin Oklobzija of the Democrat & Chronicle reports.
Analysis: With Torrey Mitchell exiting Monday's game with a lower-body injury, the Sabres are hurting for depth at the center spot. Mikhail Grigorenko has seven goals and 12 assists to go with 21 penalty minutes for AHL Rochester this season.

10/6/2014

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres Reassign Grigorenko

News: The Sabres reassigned Mikhail Grigorenko to AHL Rochester on Monday, Grigorenko's agent Jay Grossman reports.
Analysis: Mikhail Grigorenko recorded two goals and an assist in 18 appearances with the Sabres last season, but he'll start this year in the AHL. The Russian center looked much better in training camp and the preseason than in previous years. Over the past two years Grigorenko has struggled, in part because the previous management regime had no idea what to do with the talented but inconsistent former first-round pick. The Sabres acquired a few veterans during the summer, which pushed Grigorenko out of the picture, but there is no doubt he will be back with the Sabres at some point this season. He will be one of Rochester's top scoring options and will likely play alongside Finnish sniper Joel Armia.

9/28/2014

Mikhail Grigorenko, C, BUF

Mikhail Grigorenko

Sabres' Grigorenko Scores In Loss To Leafs

News: Mikhail Grigorenko scored two goals, one in regulation and one in the shootout, as the Sabres fell 3-2 to the Leafs on Sunday.
Analysis: Mikhail Grigorenko led all forwards with 24:56 of ice time and won 48 percent of his faceoffs. The talented Russian is having a good camp and turned in a fantastic performance against Toronto, pulling off "The Forsberg" shootout move against Jonathan Bernier. Though Tyler Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons are penciled in as the team's top two centers, Grigorenko's strong play could make the coaches think twice. Grigorenko doesn't have to clear waivers to be sent down to Rochester, which is something to keep in mind as well.