Ron Rolston will take over as the Buffalo Sabres interim head coach for the rest of the season. Rolston is the coach of the Sabres farm team, the Rochester Americans, and has met the Sabres players already as of Wednesday night (February 20).

Rolston, who has spent his tenure in Rochester as head coach since 2011, becomes the 16th head coach in of the Buffalo Sabres. As head coach of the Americans, Rolston compiled a 63-44-17 regular-season record.

Darcy Regier in a press conference Wednesday at 5 p.m. said that Terry Pegula was not the one to pull the trigger on Ruff, and that Regier himself was. In a statement, the Sabres owner said, "The hockey world knows how I and the entire Buffalo Sabres organization feel about Lindy Ruff not only as a coach but also as a person. His long tenure with the Sabres has ended. His qualities have made this decision very difficult. I personally want Lindy to know that he can consider me a friend always”.