The Sabres great Grigorenko debate


‘”It really is the toughest question to answer because you’d love to see him in preseason games,” Ruff said Wednesday. “You’d love to see him against somebody else’s competition. It’s a great way to see where a guy’s at. Then along the way there’s the physical part of it, the mental, the grind of the schedule — there’s everything inside of that. But when you’re evaluating those young players against an opposition that’s coming after you, you get to see a guy under the gun. We don’t have that luxury so we’re trying to do it in these inter-squad games.”‘