Lindy Ruff is a beloved figure in the Buffalo community, after all, he did spend 15 years as head coach of the Sabres from 1997 to 2013, along with 10 more as a player.

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Ruff looks poised to return to the NHL has a head coach.

According to Kevin Weekes of the NHL Network (and former NHL goaltender), via WKBW, The New Jersey Devils will name Lindy Ruff as their next head coach.

Ruff's most recent time was spent as an assistant coach with the New York Rangers, and before that as head coach of the Dallas Stars -- a position he took after he left Buffalo.

In his time in Buffalo, Ruff led the Sabres to eight playoff appearances and four trips to the Eastern Conference Final -- with one of those a trip to the Stanley Cup Final.

It's awesome seeing Lindy back in the NHL. So many fans in Buffalo still love him!

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