|Sabres fire Ruff; name Rolston as interim coach|
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|Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:37|
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.