Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/2/13

DENVER - JANUARY 16: Head coach Joe Sacco leads the Colorado Avalanche against the New Jersey Devils during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on January 16, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Devils 3-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston has hired Joe Sacco as an assistant. The team announced the hiring in a release issued on Tuesday afternoon. Sacco spent four seasons as the Colorado Avalanche coach before being fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for a third straight year. He finished with a 130-134-40 record and was an NHL coach of the year finalist in 2010 after leading the Avalanche to the playoffs in his first season. Rolston finished last season as the Sabres interim coach after Lindy Ruff was fired in February. Rolston was hired as the team's full-time coach in May, when he fired former assistants James Patrick and Kevyn Adams.
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