BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Sabres Owner Terry Pegula has issued a statement following the team's decision to relieve head coach Lindy Ruff of his duties and name Ron Rolson interim head coach for the remainder of the 2013 season.
"The hockey world knows how I and the entire Buffalo Sabres organization feel about Lindy Ruff not only as a coach but also as a person. His long tenure with the Sabres has ended. His qualities have made this decision very difficult. I personally want Lindy to know that he can consider me a friend always."
The statement was posted at sabres.com