By John Vogl
The losses aren't any fun. There's no way around that. But Sabres defenseman Mark Pysyk hasn't lost sight of where he is.
"It’s a fun game, obviously, a fun lifestyle, a fun career," the 21-year-old said today in First Niagara Center. "Playing in the NHL is a dream of everybody, and you want to make sure that what you did today makes sure you’re going to be here tomorrow.
"The nature of the game and the business is it could be gone any second. Obviously, a lot of things can happen pretty quickly, so you’ve got to enjoy every game."
There's been a lot to enjoy for Pysyk. He's third on the Sabres in ice time at 20:20 per game, trailing only defense partner Christian Ehrhoff (24:44) and fellow blue-liner Tyler Myers (21:33). More impressively, Pysyk is third among rookies behind Nashville's Seth Jones (24:42) and Winnipeg's Jacob Trouba (21:15).