Pyatt recorded six goals and six assists in 41 regular-season
games last year, but missed 27 games with a broken wrist and
another five with a mild concussion. The native of Thunder Bay,
Ontario, added five assists in 14 playoff games for the Sabres last
The 6-foot-4, 227-pound Pyatt was originally selected by the New
York Islanders eighth overall in the 1999 draft, but spent one year
with the Islanders before playing the last four NHL seasons in
Buffalo. In 308 career NHL games, he has 42 goals and 98 points.