BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 13, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled defenseman Mark Pysyk, forward Nicolas Deslauriers and goaltender Andrey Makarov (mah-KAHR-rahv) from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.
Pysyk (1/11/92, 6’1″, 193 lbs) joins the Sabres for his third recall of the year and fourth stint in Buffalo this season after beginning the 2013-14 season with the team. He has appeared in 43 games with the Sabres this season, recording seven points (1+6). While playing with the Amerks in 2013-14, Pysyk has notched 12 points (1+11) through 29 games played.
Since being drafted by the Sabres in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, he has played in 62 career NHL games over two seasons, tallying 12 points (2+10).
Deslauriers (6’1”, 230 lbs., 2/22/91) was acquired by the Sabres on March 5 as part of a trade with the Los Angeles Kings and is being called up to the NHL for the second time since joining the organization. During his first stint with Buffalo, he appeared in 16 games and notched his first NHL goal on April 4. With Rochester, he appeared in two games and registered an assist.
Prior to being acquired by the Sabres, he led the Manchester Monarchs, the AHL affiliate of the Kings, in goals (18) and shots (217) and has totaled 40 points (18+22) through 62 games in his first professional season as a forward.
Makarov (4/20/93, 6’1″, 180 lbs) joins the Sabres for his second career NHL recall after being signed by Buffalo as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Since being recalled by the Amerks from the ECHL on March 17, Makarov has appeared in eight games for Rochester, posting a 5-3-0 record and registering a 2.49 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.