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Via: Sabres.com

‘Former Sabre Teppo Numminen was also on the ice with the team. He’s been added as an assistant coach to Ruff’s staff for the upcoming season. “He’s going to be the guy upstairs on the headset,” Ruff said. “In the past we’ve had various people fill that role and now we’re going to have a full-time assistant do it. His role is going to be helping out on the player development side with the younger defensemen. James’ role has elevated during games so he’s going to give us a little bit of a European flair.””’