Two Sabres assistants fired; Numminen to remain

New Sabres head coach Ron Rolston will have at least two new assistants on his staff for next season.

On Thursday, the News reported that both James Patrick and Kevyn Adams were fired, but former defenseman Teppo Numminen will continue to work under Rolston.

Patrick was an assistant for six years under former long-time head coach Lindy Ruff, while Adams was brought on in 2011 with no clear role but eventually became a full-fledged assistant.

Numminen, who played for the Sabres over the final four seasons of his 20-year NHL career, was hired last offseason.