Buffalo, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The Buffalo Sabres and coach Ted Nolan have agreed to a three-year contract extension.
According to sources, team lawyers are ironing out final details of the deal that will remove the interim tag from Nolan’s title.
The Sabres are 15-26-7 since Nolan replaced Ron Rolston on an interim basis on Nov. 13. Buffalo was 4-15-1 when Nolan took over.
After the Sabres underwent overhaul, Nolan came on with Pat LaFontaine before the team hired Tim Murray as general manager.
Nolan’s future became uncertain after LaFontaine unexpectedly stepped down from his role as the President of Hockey Operations. Murray, though, maintained that the Sabres were interested in keeping Nolan.
Nolan coached Latvia at the Sochi Winter Olympics and led them to a somewhat surprising showing, giving Canada fits in the quarterfinals before losing.