After 5,692 days as head coach, the Buffalo Sabres have fired Lindy Ruff.
The Sabres announced the news on Twitter.
The Sabres have made no announcement as to who the next head coach will be.
Ruff was the longest-tenured coach in the National Hockey League and the second longest-tenured coach in professional sports.
He became head coach of the Sabres in 1997.
Ruff's career record as Sabres head coach was 571-432-78 and earned 56% of possible points.
In the postseason, Ruff's Sabres were 57-44.
He took the Sabres to one Stanley Cup championship, losing to the Dallas Stars in 6 games.
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