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The Buffalo Sabres hired Ron Rolston as head coach after he served the interim position following the firing of Lindy Ruff in February.
After the Buffalo Sabres fired Lindy Ruff in February, they planned on an extensive offseason coaching search.
Ron Rolston has little time to worry that his job title with the Buffalo Sabres is no different than his current place of residence: They're both temporary.
Ron Rolston will finish out the season as the Buffalo Sabres interim coach, taking over hours after Lindy Ruff was fired Wednesday amid growing criticism for the team's slow start.
Lindy Ruff is out as coach in Buffalo, meaning the slow-starting, inconsistent and sometimes lethargic Sabres have now become Ron Rolston's mess to clean up.
The announcement was made on the team's Twitter account and confirmed by Sabres spokesman Michael Gilbert on Wednesday. Ruff was relieved of his duties shortly after the team held a 90-minute practice, and a day after the Sabres were booed several times by their home fans during a 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff was fired on Wednesday after the team's latest slow start to the season and amid growing criticism from the team's fan base.
Rookies arrived at NHL camps and made the most of a limited opportunity. With just a week to show what they could do, guys like Alex Galchenyuk of the Montreal Canadiens and Cory Conacher of the Tampa Bay Lighting didn't waste time showing that they belonged.
Injured Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff won't be behind the team's bench for Wednesday's game against the Boston Bruins.
It was the final straw for Bruce Boudreau's Washington Capitals, a 5-1 loss on Nov. 26 at the Buffalo Sabres, who were missing nine regulars. The Sabres were more or less their minor-league affiliate, the Rochester Americans.
Buffalo Sabres left wing Tyler Ennis will be out indefinitely because of an ankle injury.
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The Buffalo Sabres are not renewing the contract of associate coach Brian McCutcheon, though they haven't ruled out the possibility of him returning in another role.
Lindy Ruff still hasn't achieved his ultimate wish of bringing a Stanley Cup to Buffalo, but at least he'll get a couple more years to try.
When Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier and coach Lindy Ruff told 18-year-old center Mikhail Grigorenko he'd be staying instead of being sent back to his junior team, the conversation was a little different.
"Obviously, up front we've been a little bit thin," coach Lindy Ruff said. "Definitely, it's going to help. There's no doubt. Jochen back in the middle should help us against other teams' top lines. Brad was going pretty good when he got hurt; I thought he was good on the power play. It should give us a couple stronger lines."