BUFFALO – Interim coach Ted Nolan said Mikhail Grigorenko “was a little bit upset” when the Sabres told the 19-year-old prospect he was going back to the QMJHL’s Quebec Remparts.
“But this is non-negotiable,” Nolan said Saturday inside the Riverside Ice Rink. “It’s one of those things that has to be done.”
The Sabres didn’t understand just how much the demotion irked the Russian center.
Grigorenko won’t be reporting to the junior club, his agent, Jay Grossman, told the Times Herald hours later. …