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Buffalo Sabres Recall Chad Ruhwedel, Send Mark Pysyk Down


With the Olympic break looming, the Buffalo Sabres needed to do some roster juggling. So to ensure one of their young prospects on the blue line could get some ice time during the break, they made a defenceman swap today. The Buffalo Sabres recalled Chad Ruhwedel from the Amerks and sent Mark Pysyk down to Rochester.


Mark Pysyk has had a strong season on the Sabres blue line and this move is just to ensure that he will be able to play somewhere during the Olympic break.

Ruhwedel leads all Amerks defenceman with 4 goals and 17 points in 34 games this season, but hasn’t suited up for the Buffalo

Sabres since a seven-game stint at the end of 2012-2013. Ruhwedel will stick with the Sabres for the next 8 games leading up to the Olympic break where he will likely then rejoin the Americans. Ruhwedel was called up briefly in December, but never stepped on the ice, thus assigned back to the Amerks a couple days later.

In 42 games on the Sabres blue line this season, Pysyk has 1 goal and 5 assists with a -11 rating and 14 penalty minutes on his way to becoming a staple on the blue line.

The Buffalo Sabres are back in action on Saturday night when they begin their five game road trip in Columbus and Ruhwedel should make his season debut with the Sabres then.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres Chad Ruhwedel Mark Pysyk

  • Jes

    Good move

    • JHizzle75

      Shortest comment ever. Lol

      • Jes

        Lol I’m in Van City right now so only have my iPhone with me and it sucks writing anything more then a sentence on this site lol. The staff should try to fix this.

  • Dano

    Getting the folks from Rochester some ice time. Whats not to like?

  • lee Munn

    I like this move for both Pysyk & Ruhwedel. I hope Buffalo lets Chad have a few games up even if they have to sit Sulzer or Weber a few games. I doubt Sulzer will get re-signed so it would be good to give Ruhwedel some games to see if or how long they will re-sign Rewhedel.
    During the Olympic break that will be some great “D” in Roch. with McNabb/ Pysyk/ Ruhwedel/ Risto & Leduc.

    • Jes

      Sitting Sulzer and Weber should be #1 on Nolan’s list.

  • Jes

    Hey CC did you see Dallas vs Toronto game yesterday? Lol it was hilarious the jumbotron crew put up a nice vid insulting Laughs fans. They went to the Dallas fans in the stands and caption “Stars Fans” then a picture of Justin Bieber’s mug shot or a pic of him in on skates with Leafs gear on with a caption “Leafs Fan.” It was funny stuff. Look it up on youtube. Write in Justin Bieber Dallas Stars. I’m sure Rich would laugh at it.

    • Caitlin Campbell

      I did indeed see that… hhaha poor Canadians have to be associated with that Bieber guy lol.