The Buffalo Sabres announced that they have signed head coach Lindy Ruff to a multi-year extension at a press conference Friday morning. The announcement comes three days after the Sabres were bounced from the post-season in a Game 7 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.
New owner Terry Pegula obviously has faith in Ruff to help the Sabres take the next step with their young core. Pegula has intimated that he is willing to do what it takes to win, so we could see the Sabres spend some money this offseason in an effort to add some pieces. The Sabres finished 7th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Northeast Division with a 43-29-10 record.
2010-11 was Lindy Ruff’s 58th season behind the bench in Buffalo… okay it was his 13th. The one-time Jack Adams Award winner coached his 1000th NHL game this past season, as well as his 100th career post-season game. Ruff has missed the playoffs five times in his tenure as head coach with the Sabres.
No financial terms available at this time.