Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff is looking forward to seeing what prospect Mikhail Grigorenko can do at training camp.
"I think everyone is intrigued," Ruff said. "He's had an elite year at junior. He's got very good hands, is a very good playmaker. Now you take that to a level where you're going to play against even stronger competition, bigger bodies, guys that are heavier on the puck, that compete at a stronger level." According to a report from TSN, junior players will be given just a five-game window to play before a decision is made to keep them up with the team this year due to the shortened season. Ruff said he might try out Grigorenko between Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville for a couple of practices but not likely in games because that spot will likely go to Cody Hodgson.