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3 Mark Pysyk D
Height/Weight: 6-1/192 | Birthdate: 1/11/1992 | Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | Team: Buffalo Sabres | College: None | NHL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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3/2/2015

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk To Return, But No Date Set

News: Mark Pysyk (heart) will return soon, but will be held off the ice until doctors are sure what led him to collapse during a basketball game, reports Kevin Oklobzija of The Democrat and Chronicle.
Analysis: The good news is that Mark Pysyk has been released from the hospital and is doing fine, but the doctors want to make an official diagnosis before they let Pysyk back on the ice. Hopefully the issue is minor and Pysyk can return to action sooner than later. There's been no return date set for Pysyk but he won't be sitting too long. Consider him day-to-day.

2/28/2015

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk Released From Hospital

News: Mark Pysyk was released from the hospital late Saturday afternoon and is doing well, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: While playing basketball with some of his Rochester teammates Saturday morning, Mark Pysyk collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. Fortunately, it seems he's OK, though a specific diagnosis has not been provided by the team. The former first-round pick (23rd overall in 2010) has recorded three goals and 13 assists in 51 games with Rochester this season and two goals and an assist in seven games with the NHL club.

2/28/2015

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk Collapses During Off-Ice Activity

News: Mark Pysyk, who was reassigned to the AHL on Friday, collapsed while playing basketball with a few of his Rochester teammates Saturday morning and was rushed to the hospital, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Analysis: According to the report, Mark Pysyk "was fairly alert" at the hospital and displayed "vital signs that were close to normal." Pysyk wasn't known to have any preexisting heart issues, but the episode will likely prompt the team to closely evaluate him over the next couple days to assess his medical records. The 23-year-old had played impressively during his latest stint with the Sabres and was expected to receive another call-up in the near future, but that may have to be delayed after these latest events. There is no timetable for Pysyk's return until an official diagnosis has been made. While everyone is hoping for a speedy recovery for Pysyk, Jake McCabe will be the next man up should the Sabres call up another defenseman.

2/27/2015

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk Reassigned To AHL Rochester

News: Mark Pysyk was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Friday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: The sentiment echoed by a few different Buffalo beat writers is that Mark Pysyk, a 2010 first-round draft pick, is easily one of the team's top-six blueliners. In his past three games, Pysyk scored two points and was continually praised by coach Ted Nolan after the games. The question is if Pysyk's demotion is temporary since players like Andre Benoit and Andrej Meszaros could be dealt at the trade deadline. Regardless, it is what it is, though poolies in deep leagues should keep an eye on Pysyk's status.

2/24/2015

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk Scores Game-Winning Goal

News: Mark Pysyk's second goal of the season, and also his first on this current call-up stint, was the game-winning goal in a 4-2 win over Columbus on Tuesday.
Analysis: Oddly enough, for a player known more for his skating and passing ability has two goals on the year and zero assists. He finished the game with 18:18 TOI, a slight increase from his previous game, and was featured on both special teams units. He also blocked four shots and finished the night with a plus-3 rating. Head coach Ted Nolan said he believes Mark Pysyk is ready for the prime time, and given Pysyk's performances, expect him to play in a few more games.

2/24/2015

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk Looking For Regular Role

News: With an impressive showing against Nashville after getting called up, Mark Pysyk is looking to lock up a regular spot on the Sabres' blue line, reports The Buffalo News. "I think he's ready," said head coach Ted Nolan on Monday.
Analysis: The 23-year-old defenseman has spent the majority of the season in the AHL where he's been used in all situations and served as team captain for a few games. He played 16:51 against Nashville with two blocked shots, outperforming Jake McCabe, who was called up at the same time. With Tyson Strachan (illness), Mike Weber (upper body) and Nikita Zadorov (suspension) unavailable, look for Mark Pysyk to get a larger role down the road. However, his fantasy value is minimal at this point. He's not an elite offensive defenseman but more a steady, two-way player.

2/22/2015

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk Recalled To NHL

News: Mark Pysyk has been recalled to the NHL as of Sunday, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: The Sabres are in need of warm bodies because they figure to be without Josh Gorges (lower body), Tyson Strachan (infection), Nikita Zadarov (suspension) and Mike Weber (upper body). Mark Pysyk will add depth to Buffalo until some of these players can return. A steady two-way defenseman, Pysyk doesn't offer much upside in fantasy. He's been a solid player for AHL Rochester, serving as captain for a few games, but his play has been underwhelming in the NHL.

1/1/2015

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk Reassigned To AHL

News: Mark Pysyk was reassigned to Rochester of the AHL on Thursday.
Analysis: Mark Pysyk has appeared in only four games for Buffalo this season, spending most of the season with Rochester. In 30 games for the Americans, Pysyk has one goal and 10 assists with a minus-seven rating.

12/28/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres Recall Pysyk

News: Mark Pysyk was recalled from AHL Rochester on Sunday, WGR 550 in Buffalo reports.
Analysis: Mark Pysyk's most recent stint with the Sabres ended with the return of Mike Weber Saturday. His recall from AHL Rochester likely indicates that Rasmus Ristolainen, who was forced from Saturday's contest due to illness, could be in danger of missing at least Monday's game as well. However, his newest visit with the club will probably not be an extended one barring something unforeseen.

12/24/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres Assign Pysyk To AHL

News: Mark Pysyk was assigned to AHL Rochester on Wednesday.
Analysis: Mark Pysyk was recalled Dec. 21 to add depth along the blue line following multiple injuries. His assignment from AHL likely indicates the return of Mike Weber for Saturday's game, with Tyler Myers also being a candidate to return as well.

12/21/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres Recall Pysyk

News: Mark Pysyk was recalled from AHL Rochester on Sunday, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports.
Analysis: Mark Pysyk has spent the season all with AHL Rochester this season, posting a goal and nine assists with a minus-9 rating in 28 games. He will provide the Sabres with depth along the blue line as the team has multiple guys dealing with injuries.

11/11/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk Continues Slump

News: The Rochester Americans are struggling with five straight losses, and Mark Pysyk has been noticeably struggling, reports The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Mark Pysyk had his training camp cut short and it's really showing with the smooth-skating defenseman struggling to start the season. In Rochester on a conditioning assignment, Pysyk's stay may end up being longer if he doesn't pick up his play. The Sabres are also rotating Andre Benoit, Tyson Strachan and Nikita Zadorov, so there's not much room for him anyway.

10/17/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres Assign Pysyk To Minors

News: Mark Pysyk (upper body) was assigned to AHL Rochester on Thursday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Analysis: It's not clear whether Mark Pysyk's assignment to the minors is for a long-term stay or just as part of a conditioning assignment. Pysyk indicated Thursday that he's been sidelined since the preseason due to a shoulder injury, but it appears he's finally reached the end of his recovery timetable.

10/14/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk Closing In On Return

News: Coach Ted Nolan said Tuesday that Mark Pysyk (upper body) is "very close" to returning to game action.
Analysis: Mark Pysyk has been out of commission since Sept. 23 with the upper-body injury, but he was able to take part in Tuesday's morning skate, a sign he's almost ready to go. Nolan said that after Pysyk gets some full-contact practice reps in, he'll likely be activated from injured reserve.

10/7/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres Place Pysyk On IR

News: Mark Pysyk (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Analysis: Mark Pysyk is said to be closing in on a return to practice soon, but it still looks like he'll have to miss a few regular-season games. Since his training camp was abbreviated due to the injury, it wouldn't be a surprise if Pysyk was sent to AHL Rochester for a fairly lengthy rehab assignment once he's cleared to take full contact.

10/2/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres To Clear Pysyk For Practice

News: Mark Pysyk (upper body) will return to practice "within a week," reports The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Three spots are still up for grabs on defense and Mark Pysyk is still in the mix despite missing the past week with an upper body injury. The smooth-skating defenseman split the season between the NHL and AHL last year. Though Pysyk lacks size, he is not a physical defenseman, instead using his speed and passing ability to move the puck up the ice. Even if Pysyk makes the team, he has very minimal fantasy value at the moment.

9/29/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk Out One More Week

News: Mark Pysyk will be sidelined for one more week with an upper body injury.
Analysis: Mark Pysyk will be out for one more week after sustaining an upper body injury last Tuesday against Carolina. The smooth-skating defenseman is fighting for a roster spot and the injury certainly hurts his chances, but the Sabres will give him an opportunity to prove himself once he returns.

9/24/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk (Upper Body) Out 1-2 Weeks

News: Mark Pysyk (upper body) will likely be sidelined for one-to-two weeks, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: While Mark Pysyk was fortunate to avoid a significant injury in Tuesday's exhibition victory over the Hurricanes, the ailment hurts Pysyk's chances of making the team. Though Pysyk played 44 games for the Sabres last year, he was facing tough competition in camp. There is no timetable for Pysyk's return, though head coach Ted Nolan promised that they would be patient and give him a chance to earn a roster spot. Pysyk's absence means Jake McCabe and Chad Ruhwedel get the inside track.

9/23/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres Coach: Pysyk Out

News: Sabres coach Ted Nolan said after Tuesday's exhibition that Mark Pysyk (upper body) would be out "for a little while," Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: It's difficult to ascertain an approximate return date from Nolan's quote, but his words seem to suggest Mark Pysyk is dealing with something more than the run-of-the-mill day-to-day concern. His hopes of cracking the Sabres' 23-man roster might have quite possibly come to an end following the injury setback.

9/23/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk Sustains Upper-Body Injury

News: Mark Pysyk suffered an upper-body injury in Tuesday's exhibition against the Hurricanes and did not return.
Analysis: Mark Pysyk skated for just 54 seconds Tuesday before departing, with no word yet on the severity of his injury. He's competing for a regular spot on one of the Sabres' three defensive pairings, with his hopes likely dashed if the injury proves to be a mid- or long-term concern.

5/1/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Pysyk Handed Misconduct, Amerks Trail Series

News: Mark Pysyk was handed a 10-minute misconduct after he flipped the puck out of play in frustration after giving up a shorthanded goal in 4-0 loss Thursday in the AHL Playoffs.
Analysis: Mark Pysyk finished the game with 12 PIM and finished with a minus-1 rating playing alongside blue-chip prospect Rasmus Ristolainen on the Amerks' top pairing. The loss pushes Rochester to the brink of elimination, who managed just 18 shots against the Chicago Wolves. If Pysyk and Ristolainen can show some more chemistry playing together, they could start on the Sabres next year on the same pairing. The Amerks have to win Friday's game first, though.

4/13/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres Recall Pysyk

News: Mark Pysyk was recalled by the Sabres on Sunday, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Psysyk will join the team for the season finale and will likely get a chance to see some ice time. He has been between the two teams throughout the season, and will look for a chance at a more consistent role with the Sabres in the 2014-15 season.

4/10/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk Reassigned To Minors

News: Mark Pysyk was assigned to AHL Rochester on Thursday.
Analysis: Mark Pysyk was only with the Sabres for one game, but he made the most of it by logging an assist and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Red Wings. He should be a bigger part of the team's plans next season.

4/8/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Pysyk Recalled By Sabres

News: The Sabres have recalled Mark Pysyk from AHL Rochester.
Analysis: Mark Pysyk, who has notched six points and recorded a minus-11 rating in 42 games with the big club to date, will bolster the depleted Buffalo blueline, which took another hit Sunday when Chad Ruhwedel suffered a concussion.

1/25/2014

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Mark Pysyk

Sabres' Pysyk Sent To AHL

News: Mark Pysyk (undisclosed) was assigned to AHL Rochester on Friday, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Players who are eligible to play in the AHL during the Olympic break must be assigned by Friday, and the Sabres would like Mark Pysyk to play as many game as possible. Though Pysyk was dealing with a nagging injury, it likely had little to do with the decision. Pysyk hasn't scored since December 23, but he's a young, talented defenseman. The Sabres are hoping he can elevate his play once he returns to Buffalo.