If all goes well, then come October, Mikhail Grigorenko, the prized center selected 12th overall Friday at the NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh, will be the first 18-year-old playing regularly for the Sabres since Pierre Turgeon in 1987.

The Sabres, who introduced Grigorenko on Monday inside the First Niagara Center, plan to give the Russian every chance to make the big club instead of going back to the QMJHLs Quebec Remparts.

General manager Darcy Regier hopes to start working on a contract soon. In the meantime, Grigorenko will be working out in Buffalo until the teams prospect camp next month.
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