Ted Nolan is still the Sabres interim head coach. A source close to the negotiations told News 4 sports Lauren Brill on Tuesdaythat Nolan’s contract extension is very close to getting done, which would eliminate the interim tag.
The source explained that Nolan loves the players and is excited for the challenge ahead. There has been talk of a contract in the works for several weeks, the source explaining that upon Pat LaFontaine’s departure Nolan wanted to acquaint himself with his new coworkers and make sure the Sabres are a good fit for him. Money was not a driving factor in Nolan’s decision-making process, per source.
According to the source, the deal probably won’t be announced this week, as the team is on the road.