Mikhail Grigorenko Sent Back to QMJHL

Updated: March 15, 2013

This news was just announced, and has already sent some shockwaves throughout Buffalo.

Mikhail Grigorenko was the victim of a roster crunch, one that will end up with Ville Leino making his season debut tomorrow afternoon.

Grigorenko recorded 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 22 games this season.

The Sabres options were to send down Brian Flynn or Marcus Foligno to Rochester, waive a player, make a trade, or send Grigorenko back to the QMJHL.

This announcement comes a little over an hour after the Buffalo News’ John Vogl reported on the situation.

So as previously mentioned, this move comes as a surprise to many.

The Sabres have announced that General Manager Darcy Regier will be available to the media at 4 PM, so we will have quotes from Darcy around then.

Keep it locked here at Sabres Hockey Central for the latest on this developing story.

Here’s the audio from Darcy Regier’s press conference, click here.

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14 Comments on "Mikhail Grigorenko Sent Back to QMJHL"

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March 15, 2013 5:26 PM

Hecht is probly our best penalty killer just saying. Yeah he is not what he use to be but overall he has been good compared to other players. Cough gerby

Louis Moretti via Facebook
March 15, 2013 4:40 PM

Make room? Get rid of Hecht…..problem solved…

March 15, 2013 4:40 PM

Put lil Mike S . on the team Hes got Heart. He just mite wake a few guys up.We still got a few Bums that need the Axe.

March 15, 2013 4:38 PM

Should have gotten shane done when they could have

March 15, 2013 4:37 PM

They should have never kept him up. Bad roster moves. Another Darcy bad move.

March 15, 2013 4:19 PM

This is a stupid move way to crush him, we should have played him and got rid of Hecht…

Justin Banker via Facebook
March 15, 2013 4:08 PM
Sending him back down to Quebec was the right move. Everyone who is crying a foul on this needs to realize that he was not ready to play in the big show. The only reason he was up was the injury to leino in training camp and the fact that we were also very limited at the center position. He had his chance to prove himself this year and didn’t do to well (not all his fault, being on a line with John Scott and other 4th liners is going to hurt your offensive production) and needed to get more… Read more »
Mark Ivanowski via Facebook
March 15, 2013 4:05 PM


March 15, 2013 3:57 PM

I was about to say never again but we’ll see him next year

Brian Mulhern via Facebook
March 15, 2013 3:57 PM

He isn’t strong enough yet you could tell I kind of expected this he’s too young for the AHL so it’s the right move

March 15, 2013 3:50 PM

Not eligible due to CHL age restrictions.

March 15, 2013 3:42 PM

yeah i don’t know why we get shafted by high draft picks now. He was said to be a top player this year. Why couldn’t we have sent him to Rochester?

Robby Lacoss via Facebook
March 15, 2013 3:40 PM

good he was not helping the team at this point

Vince Walsh via Facebook
March 15, 2013 3:39 PM

he will be ready next year…maybe

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