Buffalo Sabres fire GM Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma
Buffalo Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma stands behind Zach Bogosian (47) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 5, 2017. If Sabres coach Bylsma's job is in jeopardy, star forward Jack Eichel's representatives insist their client is not the one pushing for a change. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Gene J. Puskar
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:39AM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have fired general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma.
The club made the announcement via Twitter this morning following a disappointing season.
Buffalo missed the playoffs for a sixth straight year.
The Sabres ended up last in the Atlantic Division and 15th in the Eastern Conference with two fewer wins and three fewer points than last year.
The season began with an array of injuries and ended with the team unravelling by going 7-14-2 in its final 23 games.
Owner Terry Pegula says the decision was made after "reviewing the past season and looking at the future of our organization."