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Sabres demote Mikhail Grigorenko

Updated: March 15, 2013, 7:38 PM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Two months later, Buffalo Sabres rookie center Mikhail Grigorenko proved he's not NHL-ready just yet.

Rather than continue providing him limited ice time in Buffalo, the Sabres elected on Friday to return Grigorenko to his Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team, the Patrick Roy-coached Quebec Remparts.

General manager Darcy Regier refused to call the demotion a setback for the 18-year-old Russian-born player, who was selected 12th overall in the NHL draft in June.

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