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Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff turned down an offer to coach Team Canada at the upcoming World Hockey Championship.
Ruff, who just completed his 14th season with the Sabres, guided Team Canada to a silver medal at the 2009 worlds.
TSN reported that Team Canada officials are formulating a "Plan B" to find a head coach.
Kirk Muller of the Carolina Hurricanes and Guy Boucher of the Tampa Bay Lightning have been named assistant coaches.
Team Canada will open play in the tournament on May 4 against Slovakia in Helsinki.
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via The Wall Street Journal website courtesy of the Associated Press,
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres president Ted Black says the team is already looking ahead on how to rebound from this year’s disappointing finish. And he adds those plans include moving forward with both general manager Darcy Regier and coach Lindy Ruff.
As difficult as it was on the franchise to miss the...
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has declined an invitation to coach Team Canada at the Men's World Hockey Championship tourney.
Nathan Gerbe has signed on the dotted line and will play for Team USA at the Worlds.
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