The journey continues for Buffalo's 2012 first-round draft pick Mikhail Grigorenko.
It was announced on Sunday afternoon that Grigorenko has been reassigned to the AHL's Rochester Americans from the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). This will be Grigorenko's fourth team this season after starting the year in Buffalo.
Grigorenko appeared in 23 games for Quebec this season, recording 39 points (15+24) and six penalty minutes. Grigorenko collected points in 19 of the 23 games he played for Quebec, including 11 multi-point efforts. The 19-year-old also went on a late-season tear with 16 points in his last seven games. Grigorenko, who turns 20 on May 16, registered nine points (1+8) in Quebec's five-game playoff loss to Rouyn-Noranda.
The 6-foot-3, 209-pound Grigorenko has also played in 18 NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, recording three points (2+1) and two penalty minutes. Both of Grigorenko's goals this season were scored in a 6-2 loss in Anaheim on November 8.
Prior to joining Quebec on January 11, Grigorenko scored a team-leading 5 goals and 8 points in seven games for Russia at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Sweden.
A native of Khabarovsk, Russia, Grigorenko collected 178 points (85+93) in 115 career QMJHL games with Quebec. He has also registered eight points (3+5) in 43 career NHL games with the Sabres and played in two Calder Cup playoff games with the Amerks last season.