No further comment from the organization on the reason for the departure of Regier, 59, who joined Coyotes GM Don Maloney in July, 2014.
Regier and Maloney were friends from their days with the New York Islanders, and Regier actually served as interim GM there when Maloney was fired during the 1995-96 season.
Regier, of course, served as GM of the Sabres from 1997 until his firing in November, 2013, the longest run in franchise history. Regier and coach Ron Rolston were both fired with the team 4-15-1 and replaced by Pat LaFontaine and Ted Nolan. Current GM Tim Murray was brought in by LaFontaine two months later, and LaFontaine left the organization under murky circumstances in March, 2014.
Regier's role with Arizona included him serving as GM for the team's Springfield franchise in the AHL. He brought in Rolston as a pro scout with the Coyotes two months after he was hired, and Rolston was named coach of Springfield in June. The Falcons are last in the AHL's Atlantic Division at the All-Star break.