Buffalo Sabres forward Mikhail Grigorenko has been ruled ineligible for the 2013 NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich., due to the number of NHL games he played last season.
Grigorenko, the 12th pick of the 2012 NHL Draft, had one goal and four points in 25 games last season before being returned to his junior team, the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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