Grigorenko earns helper in Russian loss

Mikhail Grigorenko recorded an assist Thursday as Russia prepped for the 2013 World Junior Championship with a 3-2 loss to Canada. The game played in Yaroslavl was the first of the Canada/Russia Challenge, a four-game event that will conclude next week with games three and four in Halifax. The two countries will go right back at it on Friday.

Grigorenko stood out with his size and vision. He showed both his raw and cerebral skills when the puck was on his stick, and he seemed to know where his linemates were at all times. His secondary helper came in the third period on a Nail Yakupov power play tally.

Courtesy of my friend James, you can view all of Grigorenko's shifts here:

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