BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Sabres rookie center Mikhail Grigorenko has been ruled ineligible to play in the NHL Prospect Tournament this week because of the number of games he played with Buffalo last season.
The Sabres made the announcement Wednesday, a day before the eight-team annual tournament opens in Traverse City, Mich.
The 19-year-old Grigorenko made the immediate jump to the NHL last season after being selected in the first round of the NHL draft in 2012. The Russian-born player finished with a goal and four assists in 25 games with the Sabres.
Buffalo returned Grigorenko to his Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team during the season, before recalling him in April. Grigorenko then finished the year with the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Senators vs. Penguins Game 6 Pick After a dominant showing in Game 5, will the Pittsburgh Penguins finish off the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference Finals when they meet in Game 6 at 8PM...
Thumbnail Senators vs. Penguins Game 5 Pick Can the Pittsburgh Penguins take control of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight when they host the Ottawa Senators in...
Thumbnail Predators vs. Ducks Game 5 Who will take the pivotal Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals when the Anaheim Ducks host the Nashville Predators...
Thumbnail Penguins vs. Senators Game 4 Pick Will the Pittsburgh Penguins find a way to even up the series when they meet up with the Ottawa Senators tonight at 8PM ET in Game...

NHL Team Pages