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Sabres recall rookie C Grigorenko after completing junior season in Quebec

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Toronto Maple Leaf forward Nazem Kadri, right, takes out Buffalo Sabres forward Mikhail Grigorenko, left, during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Monday, January 21, 2013. Grigorenko is back in Buffalo after the rookie first-round draft pick completed his junior season in Quebec.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Author: The Hockey News

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Sabres recall rookie C Grigorenko after completing junior season in Quebec

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BUFFALO, N.Y. - Sabres centre Mikhail Grigorenko is back in Buffalo after the rookie first-round draft pick completed his junior season in Quebec.

Grigorenko practiced with the Sabres on Tuesday after being formally added to their roster. The Russian-born player opened the season in Buffalo before heading to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on March 15.

Interim coach Ron Rolston wants to see Grigorenko in practice because the Sabres haven't ruled out demoting the 18-year-old to AHL Rochester.

Grigorenko had a goal and four assists in 22 games in Buffalo. He had a goal and three assists in Quebec's regular-season finale, and led the team with 14 points (five goals) in 11 playoff games.

Buffalo plays at Boston on Wednesday, two days after the Bruins game against Ottawa was postponed after the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

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Sabres recall rookie C Grigorenko after completing junior season in Quebec