Sabres expected to name Murray as new GM

New president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine, right, has been searching for a suitable candidate since the team fired long-time GM Darcy Regier and head coach Ron Rolston on Nov. 13. (Charles Lewis/The Buffalo News/AP)
January 7, 2014, 10:07 PM

The Buffalo Sabres are expected to hire current Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Tim Murray as the team’s new general manager, according to Sportsnet’s John Shannon.

Sabres president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine has been searching for a suitable candidate since the team fired long-time GM Darcy Regier and head coach Ron Rolston on Nov. 13.

Murray, the nephew of Senators GM Bryan Murray, has been assistant general manager in Ottawa since July 2007 and also serves as the general manager of the team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, who won the Calder Cup in 2011.

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