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Report: Buffalo Sabres Shopping Mikhail Grigorenko

It appears that initially not reporting to the Quebec Remparts may have been a very poor decision by Mikhail Grigorenko. A report broke on twitter last night stating that the Buffalo Sabres and Tim Murray are openly shopping the Russian prospect around prior to the NHL tradedeadline approaching on March 5th.

 

 

This could be the first big move that new GM Tim Murray is looking for to put him on the map and to let everyone know he means

business in Buffalo. Murray has no ties to Grigorenko and his opinion of the youngster went south after Grigorenko took a stand, if Murray trades the future of the Sabres expect some major waves as fall out.

Mikhail Grigorenko was drafted 12th overall- despite being predicted top 3- by the Buffalo Sabres in 2012, but the youngster has quickly fallen out of favour with the organization that drafted him. While Mikhail Grigorenko has not been give the easiest ride since beginning his NHL career, his lack of effort and attitude for a 19 year old seems to have struck a bone with the new boss in town.

 

While his value might not be the highest at this point after his little stand-off and failure to progress quickly, if Murray plays his cards right and throws him in a package with someone else they could be able to net another 1st round pick and something else.

This would certainly be a big and bold move by the new GM, but since he has to clean up after the mess Darcy Regier left behind this may be the first step towards leaving his mark on the Sabres.

If the right team with the right deal comes calling it seems like Tim Murray will happily oblige and ship them Mikhail Grigorenko.

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