Pilut (illness) has signed a contract with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Pilut appeared in just 13 games with the Sabres this campaign, going scoreless while posting a minus-4 rating over that span, but he played pretty well in the minors, racking up six goals and 17 assists while registering a plus-4 rating in 37 AHL contests. The 24-year-old blueliner may simply think that the KHL will begin its 2020-21 season before the NHL does, in which case he'd be able to play some high-level games overseas before returning to North America for the start of the NHL campaign. That would, however, require his KHL contract to include an NHL out-clause, and at this point it remains unclear if that's the case. Either way, the Sabres are planning on issuing him a qualifying offer to retain his RFA rights, so they'll get the first crack at signing Pilut if and when he returns to North America.
Pilut (illness) will not play in Monday's game against Washington, Joe Yerdon of The Athletic reports.
Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger, speaking to the media Monday morning, said he was planning to go with the same defense as in Philadelphia. That news rules out Pilut for a second straight game. Pilut's next chance to play will come in Montreal on Thursday.
Pilut will miss Saturday's game in Philadelphia because of an illness, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Pilut missed practice Friday, so his absence for Saturday's game isn't all that surprising. He's been held pointless in 13 games this season, so Pilut not playing is unlikely to alter fantasy fortunes.
Pilut is under the weather and won't practice Friday.
Pilut's absence from practice leaves his status for Saturday's game against Philadelphia up in the air. If he's unable to go, Colin Miller will draw into the lineup against the Flyers.
Pilut will enter the lineup for Tuesday's tilt with WInnipeg, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Pilut last appeared for the Sabres on Feb. 9. He's played just 11 games but has yet to crack the scoresheet. However in AHL Rochester, he's posted 20 points in 37 contests.
The Sabres recalled Pilut from AHL Rochester on Thursday.
Pilut has logged 11 games with the Sabres this season, though it has yet to net him a point. When in the lineup, the blueliner does provide some physicality with nine hits and has shown a willingness to sacrifice himself, recording 19 blocked shots. Those stats can provide some minor fantasy value in certain formats.
The Sabres reassigned Pilut to AHL Rochester on Friday.
Pilut can't seem to find his footing at the top level, failing to tally a point while registering a minus-4 rating over 11 games with the Sabres this season. In stark contrast, Pilut owns 22 tallies (six goals) and a plus-8 rating with Rochester. Still just 24, the Swede will collect himself in the minors and aim to rejoin the club at a later time.
The Sabres recalled Pilut from AHL Rochester on Sunday.
The Sabres wasted no time recalling the defenseman after demoting him just a day earlier. Pilut's first chance do draw into the lineup is Sunday against Anaheim. He's yet to earn a point in 10 NHL games this campaign.
The Sabres reassigned Pilut to AHL Rochester on Saturday.
Rasmus Dahlin (upper body) returned to action Friday against the Rangers, so the Sabres are no longer in need of Pilut's services on the back end. The 24-year-old Swede will return to a featured role with Rochester, where he's racked up 22 points in 30 games this campaign.
Pilut will be a healthy scratch for Friday's tilt with the Rangers, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Pilut has been held off of the scoresheet in 10 contests with the big club this season. The 24-year-old blueliner also played just 12:40 of ice time during Thursday's loss to Detroit. He'll come out of the lineup to make room for Rasmus Dahlin's (lower body) return.
The Sabres recalled Pilut from AHL Rochester on Sunday.
This news comes as no surprise, considering Pilut suited up in the past six games for the Sabres before the All-Star break. The 24-year-old has gone pointless with a minus-2 rating at the NHL level, but he's racked up 22 points in 30 AHL contests this season.
Pilut was reassigned to AHL Rochester by the Sabres on Sunday.
The 24-year-old will head to the minors with the Sabres idle this week and will get a chance to suit up in four AHL contests. It's likely that the team will recall Pilut following the All-Star break, especially considering he suited up in the past six games for the Sabres before getting placed back in Rochester.
The Sabres recalled Pilut from AHL Rochester on Tuesday.
Pilut will provide the Sabres with an eighth defenseman, but he's not a lock to crack the lineup while he's up with the parent club, as none of Buffalo's other seven blueliners are believed to be dealing with an injury. After tallying six points in 33 games with the Sabres in 2018-19, Pilut has yet to appear at the NHL level this season.
Pilut was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Monday.
With the club making its way back from Sweden, carrying an eighth defensemen was no longer necessary, so Pilut will head back to the Americans. The 23-year-old has put up six points in eight minor-league games, which could earn him another look the next time the Sabres need a blue liner. The move to demote Pilut may also be an indication that Marco Scandella (lower body) is nearing a return to the lineup.
Pilut was promoted from AHL Rochester on Sunday.
With Marco Scandella (lower body) heading to injured reserve, Pilut will serve as some insurance on the Sabres blue line. The 23-year-old appeared in 33 NHL games with the Sabres last season and has six points in eight AHL contests this season.
Pilut (shoulder) is starting for AHL Rochester in Friday's game versus AHL Cleveland.
Pilut was recovering from shoulder surgery during training camp. The 23-year-old defenseman is now good to go and will get up to game speed in the minors, where he'll likely play a majority of the season.
Pilut, who underwent shoulder surgery in May, has started skating with his teammates in a non-contact role and could be ready for game action in about two weeks, Bill Hoppe of The Buffalo News reports.
Pilut was a player on the rise at one point last season and got a callup to the Sabres with high hopes, but like a lot of youngsters, he had some ups and downs and ultimately finished his season in the AHL before getting hurt in the AHL playoffs. The Sabres are off to a hot start and are fine on defense right now, but if Pilut can get healthy and progress his game a step or two, he'll be toward the top of the callup list once again.
The Sabres assigned Pilut (shoulder) to AHL Rochester on Thursday.
Pilut has been sidelined since mid-May while recovering from shoulder surgery, so it's going to take awhile for him to get into game shape. He'll be a call-up candidate if and when the Sabres are dealing with injuries at defense later this season, but Buffalo added a lot of blue-line depth via several key offseason moves, so Pilut will almost certainly spend most of the 2019-20 campaign in the minors.
Pilut (shoulder) is expected to return to the ice in mid-October.
Pilut's timeline after his shoulder surgery was 5-6 months, so it appears he is on track in his recovery. The defender should eventually push for a role with the Sabres this season, but will likely need to spend some time in the minors as well. Last season, the 22-year-old saw action in 33 contests for Buffalo, in which he notched one goal, five helpers and 37 shots while averaging 17:25 of ice time.
Pilut underwent shoulder surgery Monday that will sideline him for 5-6 months.
Even on the short end of his timeline, Pilut won't be ready for Opening Night in October and could miss the first month of the season. The blueliner played in just 33 NHL games this season, in which he tallied one goal, five assists and 37 shots while averaging 17:25 of ice time. Despite his limited NHL experience, the Swede had a very good chance of making the 23-man roster coming out of camp, but now could start the 2019-20 campaign in the minors while rehabbing his injury.
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