The Buffalo Sabres are cleaning house after another disappointing season.
The Sabres announced Thursday general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma have been fired.
General Manager Tim Murray and Head Coach Dan Bylsma have been relieved of their duties.— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) April 20, 2017
Murray had been at the helm of the Sabres since 2014. Bylsma was hired in May 2015. He was more or less given a free pass in his first season behind the bench with a new-look Sabres team. However, after missing the playoffs for the second straight season, the sixth straight for the Sabres, the organization decided it is time for a change.
This comes just a day after young star forward Jack Eichel told reporters he doesn't blame Bylsma for the team's struggles.
"I'm not the kind of guy to point the finger at people, and I feel like people are saying that I'm doing that," he told NHL.com.
The Sabres went 33-37-12 this season.
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