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.
For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.
— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday