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Sabres demote D Pysyk to AHL Rochester; promote D Ruhwedel

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The Canadian Press
1/24/2014 4:19:54 PM
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres sent defenceman Mark Pysyk to Rochester of the American Hockey League, a move that will allow the rookie to play during the NHL's Olympic break.

The Sabres made the move before a deadline Friday that would have prevented Pysyk from playing in the minors during the 16-day break that begins Feb. 9.

Pysyk missed Buffalo's past two games with an undisclosed injury. He has a goal and five assists in 42 games this season.

To fill his spot, the Sabres recalled defenceman Chad Ruhwedel from Rochester.

Buffalo plays at Columbus on Saturday night.

Mark Pysyk (Photo: Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
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