BY SCOTT LEFFLER
BUFFALO -- The Buffalo Sabres announced this morning that the team has fired Head Coach Dan Bylsma and General Manager Tim Murray.
The announcement was made on Twitter:
General Manager Tim Murray and Head Coach Dan Bylsma have been relieved of their duties.— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) April 20, 2017
Statement from Sabres Owner Terry Pegula - pic.twitter.com/4fvEmqAryV— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) April 20, 2017
This comes in the wake of rumors on Wednesday that Sabres' star Jack Eichel stated he would not sign a long-term contract with the team is Bylsma remained behind the bench, although Eichel later denied that rumor.