by Amy Moritz
As expected, the Buffalo Sabres assigned Mark Pysyk to the Rochester Americans. Per transfer rules during Olympic years, Pysyk needed to be assigned by 5 p.m. today in order to qualify to play for the AHL affiliate during the break for the Sochi Games.
The Sabres also announced they recalled defenseman Chad Ruhwedel. Ruhwedel leads all Amerks defensemen with four goals and 17 points. He did not play in any games with the Sabres when he was recalled by the club in December.