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Reports: Bruins grant Sabres permission to interview Jim Benning for GM job

11.19.13 at 6:57 pm ET

According to multiple reports, the Sabres have asked for and received permission to interview Bruins assistant general manager Jim Benning for their GM job.

The Sabres fired general manager Darcy Regier and head coach Ron Rolston last week, and though Ted Nolan is the team’s interim head coach, the incoming GM will be able to hire his own coach. Benning is a logical fit for the Sabres given that he spent 12 seasons in the Buffalo organization before coming to Boston and having a successful run working with Peter Chiarelli in Boston.

According to TSN, other candidates for the job include Penguins assistant general manager Jason Botterill, Maple Leafs assistant general manager Claude Loiselle and Canadiens assistant GM Rick Dudley.

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