BUFFALO SABRES NAME KEVYN ADAMS ASSISTANT COACH

“Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier today announced Kevyn Adams has been selected as the team’s new Assistant Coach. Adams will join Head Coach Lindy Ruff and Assistant Coach James Patrick behind the bench for the 2011-12 season.”

Influx of talent has Sabres hoping to go farther

“One goal was all that stood between the Buffalo Sabres and a berth in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Finishing seventh in the Eastern Conference in 2010-11 earned the Sabres a first-round date with the second-seeded Philadelphia Flyers. In Game 6, with Buffalo holding a 3-2 series lead, the Sabres found themselves in overtime, on the verge of advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the first time since 2007. Instead, Ville Leino scored for the Flyers to force a Game 7, where they handed Buffalo an early exit from the postseason.

This year’s Sabres will be a far different unit than the one that bowed out of the playoffs so cruelly this past spring.”

Adams named Sabres assistant coach

“Adams fills a void left by Brian McCutcheon, who had been a member of head coach Lindy Ruff’s staff since 2000, including the last five as associate coach. The Sabres announced in June that McCutcheon would not return for the 2011-12 season.”

ROCHESTER AMERICANS SIGN MAXIME LEGAULT TO AHL CONTRACT

“Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the Rochester Americans have signed forward Maxime Legault to an American Hockey League (AHL) contract.”

Kevyn Adams To Be Named Sabres Associate Coach Wednesday

“WGR’s Paul Hamilton has learned from a source that the Buffalo Sabres will name Kevyn Adams the new associate coach to Lindy Ruff on Wednesday.”