Our Sports Central: Report Islander draft pick Maxim Gratchev has been traded to the Lewiston Maineiacs from Rimouski in the QMJHL with general manager and coach Ed Hardings comments.
QMJHL.com: Karl Jahnke has a release confirming the trade.
Lewiston's website: Also has a release on the trade.
Hockeyjournal.com: Bill Keefe has Gratchev's comments about the trade and if he could be playing for Bridgeport this season?
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Gratchev is still a player in the QMJHL and with their trade/transaction peirod running until September 2nd, it may not be the last move for an Isles prospect.
Gratchev was drafted last summer by the Islanders.
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