Flyers’ minor-league defenseman Pyett diagnosed with sarcoma

Philadelphia Flyers minor-league defenseman Logan Pyett, shown playing for the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League in 2013, has been diagnosed with sarcoma, team general manager Ron Hextall announced on Friday.
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Philadelphia Flyers minor-league defenseman Logan Pyett was diagnosed with sarcoma – a form of cancer – in his upper left leg, general manager Ron Hextall announced in a statement on Friday.

"The club asks that the media respect Logan and his family’s privacy during this time," Hextall added in his statement on Pyett, who is sidelined indefinitely. "Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Pyett family."

Pyett signed a one-year contract with Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League in the summer after spending two seasons with three clubs in the Kontinental Hockey League. The 27-year-old Saskatchewan native scored 11 goals and set up 20 others with Vityaz Podolsk, Admiral Vladivostok and Severstal Cherepovets.

Pyett, who is listed at 5-foot-10, 199 pounds, was selected in the seventh round of the 2006 draft by the Detroit Red Wings.

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