Derek Grant

    Center|Buffalo Sabres|6'3" 212 LBS. C|BUF|6'3" 212 LBS.
    Derek Grant
    Derek Grant
    C|BUF|6'3" 212 LBS.
    Derek Grant
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    Age 26 (4/20/1990)
    From Abbotsford, BC
    Drafted 2008 - Rd 4, 119th by OTT
    Salary $650,000
    2016-17 Season Career
    Rotowire: Feb 24 / 9:19a ET
    News: Grant, who has recovered from a shoulder injury, was assigned to AHL Rochester on Friday, the Olean Times Herald reports.
    Impact: After a great training camp and winning a roster spot, Grant has just three assists in 40 games with Buffalo. He was waived earlier in the year and claimed by Nashville, where he played six games before re-joining Buffalo after getting waived again. The fourth-line center has not made much of an impact on the ice or in fantasy.
    Rotowire: Feb 18 / 1:28p ET
    News: Grant (shoulder) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
    Impact: Based on the NHL's rules for retroactivity as it pertains to seven-day IR, Grant will be eligible to return Feb. 25 for a road game against the Avalanche -- the Sabres will be off until then anyway due to the bye. A product of Michigan State University, Grant is still looking for his first NHL goal, despite appearing in 86 career contests between the Senators, Flames, Predators and Sabres.
    Rotowire: Feb 17 / 10:59a ET
    News: Grant (shoulder) is doubtful to play prior to the Sabres' bye, which starts Monday.
    Impact: Given the timing of the bye week, Grant may only miss the two games against the Blues and Blackhawks, and could be ready to go when the Sabres travel to Colorado to play the Avalanche on Feb. 25. Considering the 26-year-old is still looking for his first NHL goal -- despite 80 career outings -- fantasy owners are unlikely to be champing at the bit to get him into the lineups.
    Rotowire: Feb 16 / 6:23p ET
    News: Grant left Thursday's game with a shoulder injury and won't return, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.
    Impact: The center hasn't been able to get much going offensively this year, with only four points in 45 games for Buffalo and Nashville. If this injury isn't too serious, he could return Saturday against St. Louis, but either way, fantasy owners won't pay this news much mind.
    Rotowire: Feb 9 / 7:25a ET
    News: As expected, Grant was recalled from AHL Rochester on Thursday.
    Impact: Look for Grant to man the fourth-line center position in place of Nicolas Deslauriers, who is still picking up the nuances of defending down the middle. While Grant adds vigor to the bottom six and on the penalty kill, his projected lack of playing time makes him an unappealing fantasy option.


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