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Sabres fire coach Ron Rolston, GM Darcy Regier; hire Ted Nolan as coach, plus LaFontaine

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BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have fired coach Ron Rolston and rehired Ted Nolan to replace him.

Sabres owner Terry Pegula also announced Wednesday that he fired general manager Darcy Regier and hired Pat LaFontaine as president of hockey operations.

The Sabres are off to a 4-15-1 start, the worst in franchise history. Buffalo edged Los Angeles 3-2 in a shootout Tuesday night to avoid tying the worst home start in NHL history.

Rolston was 19-26-6 in his brief tenure as Buffalo coach. Regier had been the Sabres general manager since 1997.

Nolan was the Sabres coach from 1995-97.

LaFontaine starred for the Sabres from 1991-97 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003. He started a job as senior executive for the NHL in October.

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