BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP/KDKA) – The Buffalo Sabres have fired general manager Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma after the youthful team missed the playoffs for a sixth consecutive season.
Owner Terry Pegula made the announcement Thursday after spending the past two days holding season-ending meetings with Murray.READ MORE: Woman Arrested, Facing Homicide Charges Following Deadly Shooting In Sheraden
Murray had completed his third full season as GM, and was responsible for overseeing a top-to-bottom rebuilding project in Buffalo. Bylsma completed his second season.Pittsburgh Weather: Afternoon Rain Chances After Morning Rounds Of Severe Weather
After finishing 35-36-11 last season, the Sabres took a step back this past year. They went 33-37-12 and finished last in the Atlantic Division standings.
Bylsma used to be the head coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins, whom he led to a Stanley Cup championship in 2009. He was fired by the Penguins after the 2013-14 season.MORE NEWS: Driver Taken To Hospital After Crashing Car Over Embankment Along Rt. 51 In Fayette County
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