Chris Taylor is returning to the Rochester Americans and will resume his role as head coach next week, the Sabres announced Saturday.
Taylor has filled in as an assistant on Ralph Krueger's staff in Buffalo in the absence of Don Granato, who was recovering from a case of severe pneumonia. Granato rejoined the team for practice on Wednesday and watched Thursday's game in Boston from the coaches' booth.
"He's been watching all the games lately and we wanted to get him 100 percent, not 90, not 80, not 70 - he had to be 100," Krueger said Thursday. "He's been really able to watch for a while so it's a fresh perspective coming in now to the coach's room and his experience will definitely help us in this situation."
The Amerks are 11-3-1-2 this season, tied atop the North Division with 25 points. They play in Binghamton tonight, then host the Toronto Marlies on Friday.