Sabres Coach Ted Nolan on Grigorenko
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Sabres rookie center Mikhail Grigorenko will be reporting to his Canadian Junior Hockey League team, after all.
The Sabres announced on their Twitter account on Sunday night that Grigorenko has informed them that he will report to Quebec City. The decision comes a day after the team's 2012 first-round draft pick balked at being demoted, saying he wanted to take time to "think about my career."
Grigorenko's agent, Jay Grossman, told The Associated Press his client agreed to report to the Remparts after lengthy discussions with Sabres president Pat LaFontaine and newly hired general manager Tim Murray.
Grossman said he wanted to make sure the Sabres were aware of "serious concerns" he had about Grigorenko's development and the two sides were on the same page regarding his client's future.