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Sabres' Ruff declines invitation to coach Team Canada

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4/11/2012 11:44:17 AM
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Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has declined an invitation to coach Team Canada at the Men's World Hockey Championship.

Discussions on a 'Plan B' to head the Canadian coaching staff, which includes Carolina Hurricanes' Kirk Muller and Tampa Bay Lightning's Guy Boucher, will continue Wednesday afternoon. Both Muller and Boucher accepted roles as assistant coaches last week.

Ruff coached Team Canada in 2009 in Bern, Switzerland, where the team came up short to the Russians in the gold medal game. It was Canada's last appearance in the final.

Canada travels to Zurich at the end of the month for a pair of exhibition games before it opens the world championship in Helsinki on May 4 against Slovakia.

Canada last captured gold at the event in 2007.

Lindy Ruff (Photo: Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)


(Photo: Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
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