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Mark Pysyk | Defenseman

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/11/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 193

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The Buffalo Sabres have promoted Mark Pysyk.
Pysyk has 12 points and 26 penalty minutes in 29 AHL games this season. He also has seven points and 16 penalty minutes in 43 contests with Buffalo. Apr 13 - 1:16 PM

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Mark Pysyk was returned to the minors Thursday.

The Sabres got Henrik Tallinder back from injury, so Pysyk will try to help Rochester qualify for the playoffs. In 43 games with Buffalo, he has one goal, six assists and a minus-11 rating.
Apr 11 - 7:34 AM

Mark Pysyk was called up from the minors on Tuesday April 8.

He suited up in Buffalo's 4-2 loss to Detroit in his first NHL contest since Jan. 18. He earned an assist and logged 16:44 of ice time. Pysyk has seven points in 43 games with the Sabres this season.
Apr 9 - 2:42 AM

Mark Pysyk has been sent down to the minors.

Pysyk has missed Buffalo's last two games, but interim coach Ted Nolan said it was because he was "banged up." Either way, the Sabres had some incentive to send him to the AHL because moving him there before 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday makes him eligible to stay in the minors over the Olympic break.
Jan 24 - 3:34 PM

Mark Pysyk has sat out Buffalo's last two games because he's been feeling "banged up," according to interim coach Ted Nolan.

The deadline for teams to send certain players to the minors to play during the Olympic break is set for Friday at 5 p.m. so Pysyk could be heading to Rochester at some point today. He has six points and a minus-11 rating in 42 games this campaign with Buffalo.
Jan 24 - 6:49 AM

Mark Pysyk was a healthy scratch Tuesday.

He sat because Henrik Tallinder was able to return from injury, but interim coach Ted Nolan made a point of saying that he hasn't had an issue with Pysyk's play. "It's not his play. He's been playing pretty well lately," Nolan said. "It's just he's younger and it's a lot of games. There's a possibility he may go down to the farm team to play during the break. That's a lot of games for a young guy to play so it's more of just a precautionary day and a rest day." The Sabres might send Pysyk and/or Brayden McNabb to the minors during the Olympic break to get more playing time.
Jan 22 - 6:52 AM

Mark Pysyk tallied the game-winning goal in overtime for Buffalo in interesting fashion Monday night.

Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith didn't know that the puck landed in the back of his pants when it flew up into the air, so when he slid back into the net to return to the crease the play was called a goal because the puck crossed the goal line in his paraphernalia. It was Pysyk's first marker of the year and his fifth point in 32 games.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 06:11:00 AM

Mark Pysyk has been summoned by the Buffalo Sabres.

Pysyk has four points in 31 games with Buffalo this season. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues, but we wouldn't complete dismiss the possibility of that changing in a couple years.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 12:39:00 PM

Mark Pysyk will be back up with the Buffalo Sabres before Rochester goes to Switzerland for the Spengler Cup.

The tournament runs from Dec. 26-31. Pysyk was sent down to the minors on Tuesday, but he'll be back up with the team before the NHL roster freeze. He has four assists and a minus-11 rating in 31 games with Buffalo this season.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 10:06:00 AM

Mark Pysyk has been sent down to the minors.

Pysyk has four assists in 31 games with Buffalo in 2013-14. It wouldn't be surprising if he ends up being recalled in the not too distant future.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 02:12:00 PM

Mark Pysyk has been one of Buffalo's more reliable defensemen during the first month of the 2013-14 campaign.

He sits third on the team in average ice time at 20:20 per contest and is one of only three players on the club with a plus rating. Pysyk, Christian Ehrhoff and Matt Moulson lead the floundering Sabres with plus-1 ratings. However, he has one assist in 14 games to go with 12 hits and 15 blocks, so he isn't doing much from a fantasy perspective.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Mark Pysyk is expected to begin the 2013-14 season on the Buffalo Sabres.

He suited up in 19 games with the Sabres during the lockout-shortened season. Pysyk is penciled in to play alongside Henrik Tallinder. He's never been much of a contributor offensively, but he thinks he'll get his chances if he takes care of his own end first. He shouldn't be expected to make a fantasy impact this year.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 07:05:00 AM

Mark Pysyk won't be playing in the prospect tournament in Traverse City.

The Sabres decided to hold him out of the tournament and they plan to use seven defensemen. Pysyk skated in 19 games with Buffalo last season and he'll be challenging for a roster spot at training camp.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 07:14:00 AM

The only positive thing out of the Sabres' terrible 8-4 loss to the Rangers Friday night was the fact that rookie defenseman Mark Pysyk scored his first NHL goal.

It came on the power play with only 40 seconds left in the game. Although Pysyk put up big offensive numbers in the WHL with the Edmonton Oil Kings, he did not wow anyone in the AHL this season and projects as a steady two-way number three defenseman. He's not really a fantasy asset at this time
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Mark Pysyk is set to play in his third NHL game Thursday night in place of injured defenseman Andrej Sekera.

"I'm just thankful every day that I'm up here and just trying to stay as long as I can," Pysyk said. "Who knows how long that may be, but another game will keep the fun going." He has two shots, three blocks and a minus-1 rating in his previous two outings.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 10:05:00 AM

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