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Flames' Mark Pysyk: Inks two-way contract
Pysyk signed a one-year, two-way contract with Calgary on Saturday,
Pysyk was immediately placed on waivers. He will give the Flames a depth defenseman after they dealt Nikita Zadorov to Vancouver on Thursday. Pysyk signed a professional tryout agreement with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton a month ago and played eight games, picking up one assist. He missed the 2022-23 campaign after undergoing Achilles surgery in July of 2022. The 31-year-old should get ice time with AHL Calgary as the Flames currently have seven blueliners, as well as Oliver Kylington due back shortly after missing all of 2022-23 and the start of this season for personal reasons.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Pysyk: Signs PTO with AHL Penguins
Pysyk (lower body) inked a professional tryout agreement with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.
Pysyk had a PTO with Pittsburgh during training camp but was unable to get into any game action after suffering the injury early in camp. Pysyk missed the entire 2022-23 season after undergoing Achilles surgery in July of 2022. Look for Pysyk to get in ample AHL game action before Pittsburgh decides if he is good enough to play again in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Pysyk: Skates Thursday
Pysyk (lower body) skated prior to Pittsburgh's morning skate Thursday, though coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "His status hasn't changed," per Penguins play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff.
Pysyk technically remains unsigned by the team after getting hurt during training camp while on a PTO. In addition to getting back to 100 percent, the club would need to create a spot on the 23-man roster to sign the veteran blueliner. At this point, given his lengthy recovery, it's possible Pysyk will sign an AHL-only contract once cleared to play in order to get some game action in before the Penguins would consider an NHL deal.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Pysyk: Dealing with lower-body injury
According to coach Mike Sullivan, Pysyk will be out "longer term" with a lower-body injury, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Pysyk, who is attending Pittsburgh's training camp on a PTO, missed the entirety of the 2022-23 season with an Achilles injury, so it obviously doesn't bode well for his chances of securing a contract with the Penguins that he's already expected to miss extended time with a lower-body issue.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Mark Pysyk: Gets PTO from Pens
Pysyk (Achilles) signed a professional tryout agreement with the Penguins on Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
Pysyk missed all of 2022-23 due to an Achilles injury he suffered last July after signing with the Red Wings. The 31-year-old defenseman had 12 points in 68 outings with the Sabres in 2021-22, and he's shown the versatility to play either as a third-pairing defenseman or bottom-six forward in previous years. If Pysyk can earn a contract from the Penguins, he would bolster their organizational defensive depth.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Mark Pysyk: Likely out for season
Pysyk (Achilles) is not expected to return during the 2022-23 season, Max Bultman of The Athletic reports.
Pysyk reinjured his Achilles in November and it seems like he'll end up missing the entire campaign. The 31-year-old blueliner could be ready for training camp ahead of the 2023-24 season, but a more concrete return timeline won't be available until later in his rehab process.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Mark Pysyk: Reinjures Achilles
Pysyk has reportedly reinjured his surgically repaired Achilles, Frank Seravalli of DFO reports.
Pysyk was already expected to be out until at least January, but this has the potential to be a serious -- and potential season-ending -- setback. The Red Wings have not officially commented on Pysyk's status, so it's unclear how much longer his recovery will stretch following this latest news.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Mark Pysyk: Won't return in 2022
Pysyk (Achilles) is not expected back before January, Max Bultman of The Athletic reports Wednesday.
Pysyk was always going to be sidelined long term following his Achilles injury, so this recovery timeline shouldn't come as a surprise. Even once cleared to play, Pysyk could struggle to break into the lineup over the likes of Gustav Lindstrom or Jordan Oesterle, though perhaps he would be willing to move to forward again to see more ice time. Pysyk figures to wind up on long-term injured reserve in order to provide the club with some cap relief.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Mark Pysyk: Undergoes Achilles procedure
Pysyk had surgery to repair a torn Achilles on Monday and is expected to miss 4-6 months.
Pysyk facing a 4-6 month absence would explain why the team went and signed Robert Hagg to a one-year deal. Even on the short end of Pysyk's recovery timeline, he wouldn't be available until late November. At this point, Pysyk probably doesn't offer enough fantasy upside in most formats to warrant holding on to him while he is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Mark Pysyk: Earns one-year deal
Pysyk signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with Detroit on Thursday.
Pysyk has never reached the 20-point threshold in his 10-year NHL career, so fantasy players probably shouldn't be banking on him suddenly producing offensively with his new club. The blueliner also doesn't dish out a lot of hits, he logged 41 last season.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Mark Pysyk: Scores equalizer Thursday
Pysyk scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Wild.
Pysyk one-timed a centering pass from Vinnie Hinostroza to tie the game at 2-2 in the third period. The goal was Pysyk's first of the season. He's at six points, 36 shots on net, 45 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating through 29 contests, mainly playing in a second- or third-pairing role.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Mark Pysyk: Helpers in consecutive contests
Pysyk produced an assist, three blocked shots, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-2 win over the Oilers.
Pysyk has picked up two of his three helpers this year in the last two games. The 29-year-old blueliner isn't known to contribute much on offense -- his career high in points is 18 in 58 games when he was deployed as winger with the Panthers in 2019-20. He's added 18 blocks, 12 hits, 16 shots on net and a plus-3 rating in 13 outings this year.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Mark Pysyk: Back in Buffalo
Pysyk signed a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Sabres on Wednesday.
Pysyk found little success with the Stars last year, posting just four points in 36 contests in a limited role. The 29-year-old began his NHL career in Buffalo, where he spent four seasons before joining the Panthers. Pysyk will likely see bottom-four minutes with the Sabres, although he also has experience as a bottom-six forward.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Mark Pysyk: Lights lamp in final frame
Pysyk scored a goal on three shots and had two PIM in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Blackhawks.
Pysyk pulled the Stars to within 3-2 early in the third period when he cleaned up a loose puck from the bottom of the right faceoff circle. It was just the third goal of the year for the veteran defenseman, although two of those have come in his last six contests.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Mark Pysyk: Provides big third-period goal
Pysyk scored the game-tying goal and had four shots Saturday in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Red Wings.
Pysyk was the only Dallas skater to log fewer than 10 minutes of ice time, but he picked up a critical goal 3:52 into the third period when he located a loose puck in the blue paint and swept it home to tie the game at 1-1. It was just the second goal of the season for Pysyk, who last lit the lamp Feb. 11 against Carolina. The depth utility player has three points and a plus-6 rating in 30 games on the year.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Mark Pysyk: Returns to lineup
Pysyk (lower body) will suit up in Thursday's game against the Red Wings, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The 29-year-old will return to the lineup after a four-game absence dealing with the lower-body issue. Pysyk has had a quiet season to this point, supplying two points, 29 hits and 14 blocks across 12:10 of average ice time in 28 appearances. He'll return to the lineup as the team's seventh defenseman for Thursday's clash.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Mark Pysyk: Remains out Tuesday
Pysyk (lower body) will not play Tuesday versus the Red Wings, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Pysyk will miss a fourth straight game with the injury. Miro Heiskanen (lower body) is also out Tuesday, while Andrej Sekera will rejoin the lineup in a third-pairing role.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Mark Pysyk: Out again Monday
Pysyk (lower body) will not be available for Monday's game against Detroit..
Pysyk has now missed three straight games and four of the last five. He'll be questionable for Tuesday's rematch with the Red Wings, but he doesn't have a timetable to return as of now. The 29-year-old has two points in 28 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Mark Pysyk: Can't go Saturday
Pysyk (lower body) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Blue Jackets, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Pysyk will miss a second straight game. The 29-year-old has put up two points and 28 shots through 28 games this season. Sami Vatanen will stay in the lineup until Pysyk returns.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Mark Pysyk: Out with lower-body injury
Pysyk (lower body) won't play Thursday versus the Blue Jackets.
Pysyk has only been a part-time player for the Stars over the last month, so his absence won't have much of a fantasy impact. Joel Hanley and Sami Vatanen will work on the third pairing with Pysyk out of action.... See More ... See Less
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