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Mark Pysyk | Defenseman | #3

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/11/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (23) / BUF

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Mark Pysyk and Carlo Colaiacovo will both be scratched from Friday's match with Boston.
We're not always told why a given player is scratched, Colaiacovo is a prime example tonight. However Coach Dan Byslma lent us a glimpse into his thoughts on Pysyk, "We've won with the lineup and, for the most part, liked our six defensemen in those games," Bylsma said. "He's not going to have to wait for a loss to get in, though." Underline glimpse. But the point is that Byslma is intent on getting the young Pysyk more playing time. Jan 15 - 6:32 PM
Source: Joe Yerdon

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Mark Pysyk is expected to draw back into the lineup on Friday against Boston.

He just finished his conditioning stint in the minors and is slated to be scratched Tuesday night against Minnesota. The Sabres don't want to carry eight defensemen, so a roster move will probably come shortly.
Jan 12 - 2:25 PM

Mark Pysyk is back with the Buffalo Sabres after completing his conditioning assignment in the minors.

He earned one assist and a two penalty minutes in three games with Rochester.
Jan 11 - 4:54 PM

It would appear that Mark Pysyk is set to return to the Sabres.

Pysyk has been on IR since mid-November due to a broken foot, and just completed his first weekend of the conditioning stint down on the farm. Nothing is official just yet but it seems all but a formality now. Pysyk has a point, 10 hits, and 18 blocks in 18 games this season.
Jan 10 - 7:49 PM

Mark Pysyk will be sent to the minors for conditioning.

He is expected to play for Rochester this weekend. Pysyk has been sidelined since Nov. 17, so he will get some time in the AHL before returning to the Sabres.
Jan 5 - 2:48 PM

Mark Pysyk (foot) may be ready to return this weekend.

He hasn't played since Nov. 17 because of a broken bone in his foot.
Jan 4 - 2:11 PM

Mark Pysyk (foot) participated in Friday's practice.

Pysyk was originally diagnosed with a bruise, but he revealed that additional X-rays showed that he had a broken bone. That would explain why he's been out for a month and a half now. There's no timetable for his return, but he has been skating for a few days now, so we're getting clear signs of progress.
Jan 1 - 4:24 PM

Mark Pysyk (lower body) has been described by Buffalo as being week-to-week.

Pysyk hasn't played since Nov. 17 due to a bone bruise. He has an assist in 18 contests in 2015-16.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 01:05:00 PM

Mark Pysyk (lower body) is skating on his own, but he isn't ready to return yet.

He will miss his seventh straight game Tuesday night because of a bone bruise.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 09:38:00 AM

Mark Pysyk (lower body) will not make his return on Wednesday.

This is the fourth straight game that Pysyk will miss. He has an assist in 18 contests in 2015-16.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 11:49:00 AM

Mark Pysyk (lower body) took part in Monday's morning skate.

He sat for a third straight game due to a bone bruise, but appears to be closer to returning to the lineup.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 09:59:00 AM

Mark Pysyk's lower-body injury is a bone bruise, according to coach Dan Bylsma.

He missed his second straight game Saturday because of the ailment. Pysyk has contributed just one assist in 18 games this season.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 09:46:00 AM

Mark Pysyk is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Carlo Colaiacovo will draw into the lineup as a result. Pysyk has an assist in 18 games this season.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 03:02:00 PM

Mark Pysyk hasn't registered a point in 12 games this season.

The Sabres have received a point from 19 of their 21 skaters, but Pysyk and fellow blueliner Mike Weber are still looking for their first scores of the year. Weber's lack of production isn't surprising, but Pysyk has some offensive potential. He has averaged just 16 seconds of power-play time per game and has 10 shots on goal.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 09:44:00 AM

Mark Pysyk looked very strong in Friday's 6-4 win over the Maple Leafs.

He scored the winning goal and registered two assists in the Sabres' victory. Pysyk showed good jump to his game and received considerable power-play ice time Friday evening. Buffalo coach Dan Bylsma was certainly impressed with his play. "Mark definitely played a very good game," Bylsma said. "Real responsible defensively, good defensively, but also we saw him jump up throughout the game on the offensive side." It looks like Pysyk will finally stick in Buffalo. That said, he has only modest fantasy value as he will likely see time only on the Sabres' second power-play unit.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 08:56:00 AM

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5David Legwand
6Phil Varone
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RW1Tyler Ennis
2Jamie McGinn
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D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Cody Franson
4Mike Weber
5Mark Pysyk
6Josh Gorges
7Carlo Colaiacovo
8Jake McCabe
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson