Skip to primary navigation Skip to main content

Looks like Grigorenko headed to Russia for World Juniors

By Mike Harrington

Sabres center Mikhail Grigorenko posted on Facebook late Wednesday afternoon that he was flying to Russia Sunday to join his national team -- and former Buffalo teammate Nikita Zadorov -- for the World Junior Championships that open later this month in Sweden.

Grigorenko told reporters for the second straight day Wednesday (see video above from Sabres.com) that he had heard nothing about the tournament from the Russian Hockey Federation but that he remained interested in playing. He told Amy Moritz of The News the same thing on Tuesday.

The Sabres said they had no information on the post or Grigorenko’s potential status but a source close to the situation told The News the process was moving forward and the team is expected to approve loaning the 19-year-old so he can play in the tournament.

It's uncertain if Grigorenko will play Thursday night against the New York Rangers or if the Sabres will simply use the loan as a way to make a move to open space on the roster for the return of Cody McCormick.

tagged

Mikhail Grigorenko | World Junior Championships
comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement
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.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

About Sabres Edge


Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

Subscribe

Advertisement