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01-21-2013, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by RockFlagAndEagle View Post
I think he will be sent down after his 5 games are up unless he really impresses these next 3 games. He's been solid defensively, but I think they play it safe with the 18 year old. I'd like to see him stay up, but I would be surprised to see the organization keep him here.
Honestly, they can't afford to lose a center who can play plus defense, assuming he can continue to do that. If they send Grigorenko down they better bring in another center. Sample size and all but he's at something like 56% on his faceoffs. If he can manage to stay even a bit over 50% over the course of the season then that is another thing the team can't afford to lose. Unless he starts slipping a lot defensively I really think they'd be foolish to not keep him up.

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