Mark Pysyk played only seven NHL games last season. ©2015, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres re-sign Mark Pysyk to two-year deal

BUFFALO – The Sabres re-signed defenseman Mark Pysyk to two-year contract worth $2.25 million Tuesday.

Pysyk, who was a restricted free agent, is expected to be a regular next season after playing only seven NHL games in 2014-15.

The 23-year-old will receive $1 million in 2015-16 and $1.25 million in 2016-17, according to CBC’s Tim Wharnsby. He had an $810,000 NHL salary last season.

Despite some strong play as an NHL regular two seasons ago, the Sabres kept Pysyk with the Rochester Americans almost all of last year. He played 54 AHL games, compiling three goals and 17 points.

Pysyk suffered a seizure related to dehydration during a pickup basketball game Feb. 28 but returned to game action in April.

The 2010 first-round pick has four goals and 15 points in 70 NHL appearances.

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