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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  1. Shawn Baker via Facebook

    March 15, 2013 at 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

  2. Louis Moretti via Facebook

    March 15, 2013 at 4:40 PM

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

  3. Johnny Feelgood Sr via Facebook

    March 15, 2013 at 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.

  4. Travis Bernier via Facebook

    March 15, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Should have gotten shane done when they could have

  5. Travis Bernier via Facebook

    March 15, 2013 at 4:37 PM

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

  6. Johnny Fiorello via Facebook

    March 15, 2013 at 4:19 PM

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

  7. Justin Banker via Facebook

    March 15, 2013 at 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 experience.

    What is more interesting is that he still leads the Remparts in points, even though he has played in only half of their games.

  8. Mark Ivanowski via Facebook

    March 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM


  9. Bobby Sabres Hansen via Facebook

    March 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM

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

  10. Brian Mulhern via Facebook

    March 15, 2013 at 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

  11. Sean Rudnick via Facebook

    March 15, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Not eligible due to CHL age restrictions.

  12. Kevin Pagano via Facebook

    March 15, 2013 at 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?

  13. Robby Lacoss via Facebook

    March 15, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    good he was not helping the team at this point

  14. Vince Walsh via Facebook

    March 15, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    he will be ready next year…maybe

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