Focus for Sabres shifts to Jeff SkinnerMay 15, 2019 | 03:15 PM
Sabres GM Jason Botterill will turn his attention to signing pending unrestricted free agent Jeff Skinner now that the team has hired a new head coach.
"If you're going to sign a long-term contract with an organization, you kind of want to know who the head coach is," Botterill said. "We've kept in dialogue with Jeff and certainly made him aware of who we were going to name here as head coach today, just as we did with a lot of our leadership group." Ralph Krueger, who was named Buffalo's new head coach on Wednesday, will also reach out to Skinner.