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Mark Pysyk | Defenseman

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/11/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 193

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Mark Pysyk is still being tested to determine why he collapsed Saturday during a pickup basketball game.
"He's got a few more tests to get done," GM Tim Murray said. "It doesn't seem, thank God, that it's serious but who knows what serious is? You take a seizure that serious. We just want him to have the best care, take his time, feel comfortable when he wants to come back. Certainly we're going to do everything we can to rule out everything that we can." Pysyk hasn't returned to practice yet. Mar 3 - 9:36 AM

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Good news regarding Buffalo Sabres prospect Mark Pysyk: he was released from the hospital on Saturday.

It appears as if he's doing well after collapsing during a pickup basketball game. We may not know his long-term outlook for a little while.
Feb 28 - 6:21 PM

Scary stuff for Buffalo Sabres prospect Mark Pysyk: he was reportedly hospitalized after collapsing during a pickup game of basketball.

He was described as "fairly alert and his vital signs were close to normal" while he was being transported by paramedics, so that's a good thing. It's unclear how much this incident may affect his future in the sport.
Feb 28 - 12:53 PM

Mark Pysyk has been sent to the minors.

The Buffalo Sabres are obvious sellers going into the trade deadline on Monday and the aftermath of whatever moves they make could lead to Pysyk being recalled. Then again, Buffalo might decide to keep him in the minors either way as its been argued that he's worthy of a roster spot as it is. Even Sabres coach Ted Nolan seems to be of that opinion. "I know where he should be, but in the process we're going through here, it's out of our control," Nolan said. Buffalo's best chance of getting Connor McDavid is to finish in last place, so that might have been a consideration when deciding to store Pysyk in the AHL. Then again, this might just be a simple matter of having a strategy for developing Pysyk and sticking to it.
Feb 27 - 2:49 PM

Mark Pysyk has contributed a goal and an assist in his past two games.

Pysyk has spent the majority of the season in the AHL, which coach Ted Nolan has not been happy about. "I know where he should be, but in the process we're going through here, it's out of our control," said the Buffalo bench boss. He played four games with the Sabres in December before returning to the minors until his call up last weekend. Pysyk may head back down again when Tyson Strachan is over his infection and the team decides to play Nikita Zadorov. That probably won't sit well with Nolan.
Feb 27 - 8:52 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled Mark Pysyk from the minors.

The 23-year-old has one goal in four games with the Sabres this season. The Sabres have lost Josh Gorges for the season and Tyson Strachan (day-to-day) with injuries.
Feb 22 - 1:58 PM

Mark Pysyk has been assigned to the minors.

Rasmus Ristolainen will be back in the lineup on Friday after recovering from the flu. Pysyk has one goal and four appearances with the Sabres this year.
Jan 1 - 5:13 PM

Buffalo defenseman Mark Pysyk scored his first goal of the season in the Sabres' 5-2 loss to the Senators in Ottawa Monday night.

Zemgus Girgensons also notched a goal for the Sabres, his 11th of the season. Girgensons' goal actually gave Buffalo a 2-1 lead at 8:37 of the second, but the Sens scored four goals after that, including two by Bobby Ryan, who had a hat trick on the night.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 12:03:00 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled defenseman Mark Pysyk from the minors.

This is Pysyk's second recall as he was sent to the minors before Christmas. Rasmus Ristolainen (flu) and Andrej Meszaros (maintenance) were absent from practice on Sunday. Pysyk has no points in two games this season with one hit and a couple of blocked shots in his last game.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:07:00 AM

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.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 03:03:00 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 10:58:00 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.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 12:02:00 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.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 09:54:00 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.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 05:04:00 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.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 08:19:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Ennis
2Cody Hodgson
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Mikhail Grigorenko
5Phil Varone
6Matt Ellis
7Johan Larsson
8Tim Schaller
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Evander Kane
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Brian Gionta
2Zac Dalpe
3Patrick Kaleta
4Jerry D'Amigo
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Josh Gorges
3Zach Bogosian
4Nikita Zadorov
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Andrej Meszaros
8Tyson Strachan
G1Chad Johnson
2Anders Lindback