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 BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Sabres have signed interim coach Ted Nolan to a three-year contract extension.
The team announced the news on its Twitter account early Monday. A person familiar with the contract revealed the length of the deal to The Associated Press, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres did not disclose the terms.
The extension does not come as a surprise. General manager Tim Murray indicated on several occasions that the two sides were close to completing a deal.
Nolan returned for a second stint in Buffalo in mid-November, when he was hired on an interim basis. He took over for Ron Rolston, who was fired along with GM Darcy Regier, after Buffalo got off to a franchise-worst 4-15-1 start.
The Sabres (20-45-9) remain in last place.

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