BUFFALO – The Sabres recalled defenseman Mark Pysyk from his AHL conditioning assignment today.
Pysyk, who turns 24 today, has missed last the 24 games with a broken foot. The former first-round pick played three games with the Rochester Americans, recording an assist. He hasn’t played an NHL game since Nov. 17.
With Pysyk back, the Sabres will have eight defensemen available for Tuesday’s road contest against the Minnesota Wild, meaning one more will have to be scratched.
Pysyk has one assist and four penalty minutes in 18 games with the Sabres this season.