The Buffalo Sabres, as expected have called up Mark Pysyk and Andrey Makarov to fill out their roster for tonight’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.
For Pysyk, it will be his second call up of this season and his third overall stint since joining the team. In his career, Pysyk has played 61 NHL games tallying two goals and nine assists. Six of those eleven points have come this season.
Through twenty-seven games with the Rochester Americans this year he has one goal and eleven assists. Pysyk started the season in Buffalo before being sent back down to Rochester.
Mark Pysyk was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry.
Andrey Makarov makes his NHL debut with the Buffalo Sabres in most likely a relief effort to goalie Matt Hackett. Makarov joined the organization as an un-drafted free agent in 2012 and has been playing in the ECHL with the Fort Wayne Komets. Makarov was recalled by the organization on March 17 to fill in the void at goaltender by the Rochester Americans and has three wins and three losses in his time with the team.
Pysyks’ recall was due to the injury to Christian Ehrhoff, who is questionable for tonight based on the fact that he required 40 stitches by team doctors to fix his ear which was split in two after being struck in the head by a fast moving piece of rubber. Chad Ruhwedel will miss time this year as well due to the concussion received by the errant elbow of Zac Rinaldo as he left his feet to hit Ruhwedel in Sunday night’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Pysyk will no doubt log minutes for Ruhwedel, and likely get addition minutes if Ehrhoff dresses, but can’t go full bore.
Makarov joins the team after Nathan Lieuwen received a concussion after being the target in the blue paint for the Philadelphia Flyers all night long.