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January 7, 2014

Reports: Murray to be named Sabres' GM

Tonawanda News — BUFFALO — The Buffalo Sabres have settled on their new general manager, at least according to various media reports.

TSN's Bob McKenzie and Sportsnet's John Shannon both reported late Tuesday that Tim Murray, currently the assistant GM of the Ottawa Senators, was set to be named the next GM of the Sabres, pending contract negotiations. The 50-year-old Murray had been with the Senators since 2007.

Earlier reports said the Sabres had narrowed their general manager search to four candidates, including Bruins assistant GM Jim Benning and Senators assistant GM Tim Murray, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres have not revealed any information on the candidates to succeed Darcy Regier, who was fired in November. The search has been led by newly hired team president Pat LaFontaine.

Candidates linked to the job included Pittsburgh Penguins assistant GM Jason Botterill and Toronto Maple Leafs assistant GM Claude Loiselle.

Murray is in his seventh season as the Senators' assistant general manager. He began his NHL scouting career with Detroit in 1993, and is the nephew of Senators general manager Bryan Murray.

Murray has also spent time as a scout with Florida, Anaheim and the New York Rangers.

Benning, a former NHL defenseman, spent 12 seasons as a Sabres scout, including eight as the team's director of amateur scouting before being hired by the Bruins in 2006.

In Buffalo, Benning had a hand in the Sabres drafting the core of the team that lost the Eastern Conference finals in 2006 and '07. It was a group that included goalie Ryan Miller, forwards Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville and defenseman Brian Campbell.

LaFontaine has been patient in conducting his search since taking over after the Sabres fired both Regier and coach Ron Rolston. The purge happened after the Sabres got off to a franchise-worst start and stuck at the bottom of the NHL standings with a 4-15-1 record.

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