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Sabres granted permission to speak to Benning about GM job

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TSN.ca Staff
11/19/2013 6:14:24 PM
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Add another name to the list of potential general managers for the Buffalo Sabres.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, the Sabres have received permission to speak to Boston Bruins assistant general manager Jim Benning about their vacant GM position.

Buffalo created a stir last Wednesday by firing general manager Darcy Regier and head coach Ron Rolston. They subsequently hired Pat LaFontaine as their new president of hockey operations and also named Ted Nolan as interim head coach - his second time as bench boss of the team.

Earlier in the week Pittsburgh Penguins assistant general manager Jason Botterill was also reportedly given permission to interview for the Sabres job.

According to McKenzie, others believed to be in the running for the position in Buffalo include Toronto Maple Leafs assistant general manager Claude Loiselle and Montreal Canadiens assistant general manager Rick Dudley.

The Sabres have posted a 1-1 record since firing Regier and Rolston, splitting a home-and-home with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Their 5-16-1 record puts them last in the NHL heading into Tuesday night's games.

Jim Benning (Photo: Getty Images)

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