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Sabres move Cunneyworth from scout to player development

By John Vogl

Randy Cunneyworth is going back to what he does best: coaching.

The Sabres have announced that Cunneyworth will leave his scouting duties behind and work as a special assistant and development coach in Rochester. He'll serve as a liaison between the coaching staffs of the Amerks and Sabres.

"This is an exciting opportunity to fully utilize all of Randy’s expertise as a hockey coach and mentor,” Pat LaFontaine, the Sabres’ president of hockey operations, said in a statement. “Randy will work to ensure that the link between the Sabres and Amerks grows even stronger. Our goal is to make sure that the Amerks continue to thrive in developing and harnessing talent at the AHL level to be a reliable pipeline of NHL-ready players for the Sabres’ roster in the future.”

The Sabres hired Cunneyworth as a scout in November despite his history as a coach. He has worked as interim bench boss for the Montreal Canadiens, assistant for the Atlanta Thrashers and was head coach of the Amerks for eight seasons.

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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