Sabres send Pysyk down to Amerks

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Sabres shuffled their defensive prospects around a bit today, sending Mark Pysyk down to Rochester in the AHL and calling up Chad Ruhwedel to take his place.

The Pysyk move has very little to do with the way he is playing – interim Head Coach Ted Nolan has said repeatedly, he’s pleased with Pysyk’s performance. Instead, the move allows him to continue playing games through the entire Olympic break. By making the move today, Pysyk can continue playing in the AHL, then presumably return once the Sabres return to action in late February.

Ruhwedel gets another chance with the big club, after finishing the season in Buffalo last season. He currently leads all Rochester defensemen with 17 points in 34 games.

The Sabres visit Columbus Saturday night at 7pm. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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