Grigorenko is a pending unrestricted free agent, which makes him available to the Golden Knights in the expansion draft on June 21, theScore reports.

Since he hasn't been re-signed by the Avalanche, Grigorenko will be available to Vegas. Should the league's 31st team wish to select him, it has three days of exclusive negotiating rights before he becomes a full UFA on July 1. The fact that the struggling Avalanche didn't protect the 23-year-old isn't all that surprising based on his output (50 points in 149 games with the team), but is noteworthy based on his pedigree as the 12th overall draft selection by Buffalo in 2012.

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