The Sabres fired general manager Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma after the team missed the playoffs for a sixth straight year, the team announced Thursday.
Last week, Murray had backed Bylsma returning for a third season as coach. Murray, however, noted that the ultimate decision on Bylsma and his own future rested with owner Terry Pegula.
Murray's rebuilding plan took a step back this season. With a 33-37-12 record, the Sabres finished last in the Atlantic Division, with two fewer wins than the previous year.