Tim Murray's overhaul of the Sabres' organization continued Friday afternoon when the general manager fired Rochester coach Chadd Cassidy. The Amerks won just 29 of their 76 games while finishing near the bottom of the American Hockey League.
"I’d like to thank Chadd for all of his hard work and contributions during his time with the Amerks,” Murray said in a statement. “With the organization as a whole continuing to move forward into a new chapter, we have decided to make a change at that position and will begin the search for a new Amerks head coach immediately.”
Murray will not be available for any further comments, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Cassidy joined the Amerks in 2011 as an assistant to Ron Rolston. Cassidy assumed the coaching role after Rolston replaced Lindy Ruff in Buffalo in 2013. Though Cassidy entered the organization while Darcy Regier was GM, Murray elected to keep the Rochester coach this season.
The Sabres are also searching for an NHL coach after Murray fired Ted Nolan last month.