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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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Mark Pysyk has been returned to the minors.
He dressed in two games with Sabres during his NHL callup. Pysyk had one hit and two blocks in 20:35 of ice time in Tuesday's loss to Detroit. He may be back with the Sabres after the Christmas break if no one on the back end is able to return from injury. Dec 24 - 3:03 PM

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Mark Pysyk logged nearly 20 minutes of ice time in his first appearances of the season with the Buffalo Sabres.

He suffered a shoulder injury back in September, which cost him a chance to crack Buffalo's roster out of training camp. "I'm a big Mark Pysyk fan," coach Ted Nolan said before Sunday's game. "It's just circumstances right now, and we'll see what happens in the future. He's a solid player, a solid kid. He's biding his time and doing what needs to be done in order to be here permanently. This kid has potential to be one of the leaders of this organization for many years to come, so I'm glad he gets a chance tonight." Pysyk will return to the minors if Tyler Myers and/or Mike Weber are ready to play on Tuesday versus Detroit.
Dec 22 - 10:58 AM

The Buffalo Sabres recalled Mark Pysyk from the minors.

Tyler Myers left Saturday's game with an injury, so the Sabres are just calling up a defenseman incase he can't play. The 22-year-old hasn't played a game in the NHL this season.
Dec 21 - 12:02 PM

Mark Pysyk (upper body) participated in Tuesday's morning skate.

However, he didn't take part in contact drills and it's unclear when he'll be available to return to the lineup. Pysyk has been sidelined since training camp with an upper-body injury.
Oct 15 - 9:54 AM

Mark Pysyk (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Pysyk had a goal and seven points in 44 games with Buffalo in 2013-14. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Oct 7 - 5:04 PM

Mark Pysyk (upper body) may return to practice next week.

He was injured in preseason action on Sept. 23. If he's healthy then he could join a group that includes Jake McCabe, Rasmus Ristolainen, Nikita Zadorov and Tyson Strachan for the final two spots on Buffalo's defense corps.
Oct 3 - 8:19 AM

Mark Pysyk's upper-body injury is likely to keep him out for one-to-two weeks.

Pysyk had to leave Tuesday's contest due to the ailment. He's in the running for a roster spot, so the timing of this injury is unfortunate for him.
Sep 24 - 2:11 PM

Sabres defenseman Mark Pysyk was forced from Tuesday night's preseason game due to an upper-body injury.

There's no word on the what caused the ailment, only that he won't return to Tuesday's contest against the Hurricanes. We'll pass along more info as it becomes available.
Sep 23 - 9:00 PM

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

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

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