Mark Pysyk has played 42 NHL games this season. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Decision on Sabres rookie Mark Pysyk likely coming soon

BUFFALO – Sabres defenseman Mark Pysyk could get assigned to Rochester today.

Interim Sabres coach Ted Nolan said the team plans to “discuss what’s going to happen” with the rookie.

Teams must send waiver-exempt players who have been on an NHL roster 87 days to the AHL by 5 p.m. so they can play during the Olympic break.

“That’s a little above my pay scale,” Nolan joked today when asked if Pysyk had to go the Americans today.

Pysyk, a scratch the last two games because he’s “banged up,” has played 42 NHL games this season. The Sabres sent the 22-year-old down for three games last month.

In other news, scorching center Tyler Ennis, who’s on a career-best six-game point streak, missed today’s practice inside the First Niagara Center. He’ll play Saturday in Columbus, Nolan said.

“Just more of a maintenance day,” Nolan said. “He got a little banged up. But nothing too serious. So just give him a rest.”

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