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Mikhail Grigorenko Wants A One-Way Contract

from Bill Hoppe at Buffalo Hockey Beat,

General manager Tim Murray knows 21-year-old center Mikhail Grigorenkois frustrated the Sabres are offering a two-way contract. The restricted free agent dislikes the deal so much he’s reportedly fielding offers from the KHL, a league in his native Russia.

“I hear rumors,” Murray said Thursday during a news conference inside the First Niagara Center to discuss next week’s NHL Draft.

Clearly, the Sabres and Grigorenko’s camp have vastly different opinions of the youngster, the No. 12 pick in 2012.

“We feel he needs time in the minors, whether that’s 10 games, a half a year, whatever it is,” Murray said. “That will depend on what kind of summer he has.”

Grigorenko, who has six goals and 14 points in 68 NHL games, wants a one-way deal.

“They tell me he’s ready to play,” Murray said. “I don’t know why they’d be afraid of a two-way contract. I’m baffled, actually.”

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