BUFFALO – If the Sabres had to decide Mikhail Grigorenko’s NHL fate back in September, then the team would’ve returned the 18-year-old rookie to junior, general manager Darcy Regier said.
But the lockout gave Grigorenko a unique opportunity to keep developing before the 48-game NHL season started.
The center dominated the QMJHL. His strong play with Team Russia during the recent world junior championship elevated his confidence to another level, Regier said.
The top prospect arrived at training camp two weeks ago NHL …