BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Ron Rolston has been hired as the Buffalo Sabres interim coach for the remainder of the season in taking over hours after Lindy Ruff was fired amid growing criticism for the team's slow start.
It's a promotion for Rolston, who was in his second season as coach of AHL Rochester, the Sabres' minor-league affiliate.
General manager Darcy Regier said the decision to fire Ruff was reached earlier in the day. It comes a day after the Sabres were booed off the ice during a 2-1 loss to Winnipeg. Regier called the loss - and the team's performance - a ``tipping point.''
The Sabres (6-10-1), who play at Toronto on Thursday, have gone 4-10-1 since opening the season winning their first two games.
With a 571-432-162 record, Ruff was the team's winningest coach.
Sports Insights' Advanced Betting Tools - NFL Free 14-Day Trial

NHL Team Pages

Recent NHL Discussions

Sports Insights' Advanced Betting Tools - NFL Free 14-Day Trial

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Futures

  • CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 5/1
  • NEW YORK RANGERS 10/1
  • TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING 10/1
  • ST LOUIS BLUES 12/1
  • ANAHEIM DUCKS 12/1
  • LOS ANGELES KINGS 12/1
  • PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 14/1
  • MINNESOTA WILD 14/1
  • MONTREAL CANADIENS 14/1
  • NASHVILLE PREDATORS 16/1
Sports Insights' Advanced Betting Tools - NFL Free 14-Day Trial