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Granato fills out Sabres coaching staff

The now permanent head coach has his staff in place as the Sabres continue to re-shape the roster.
Credit: AP
Buffalo Sabres head coach Don Granato gives instructions during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, May 8, 2021. The Penguins won 1-0.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Sabres coach Don Granato has hired his first staff, which whill include long-time colleague Jason Christie. Also hired as assistants were Marty Wilford and Matt Ellis. Granato took over as Buffalo's interim coach following Ralph Krueger’s firing in mid-March before being hired on a permanent basis last month. The Sabres also hired Jason White to serve as video coordinator while Adam Mair has been promoted to the role of player development director. The team is retaining assistant coach Mike Bales, video coach Myles Fee and Dan Girardi.