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Audio: Grigorenko, Ruff sum up center's lack of use in Sabres' loss to Hurricanes

By John Vogl

Mikhail Grigorenko had the best seat in the house for most of the Sabres' 3-1 loss to Carolina. He was on the bench, watching.

Grigorenko had only two shifts in the second period and none in the third Friday night. He skated a total of 6:48, with only 1:54 coming after the first period.

Lindy Ruff put the center on the fourth line because he wanted a tougher unit of Jochen Hecht, Steve Ott and Patrick Kaleta to face Carolina captain Eric Staal.

Hear the thoughts of Ruff and Grigorenko below.

Mikhail Grigorenko

Lindy Ruff

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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