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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 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

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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

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.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 02:11:00 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.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 09:00:00 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.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 01:16:00 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.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 07:34:00 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.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 02:42:00 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.
Fri, Jan 24, 2014 03:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Ennis
2Cody Hodgson
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Matt Ellis
5Tim Schaller
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Drew Stafford
2Chris Stewart
3Brian Gionta
4Torrey Mitchell
5Zac Dalpe
6Patrick Kaleta
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Nikita Zadorov
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Andrej Meszaros
8Tyson Strachan
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett