The Carolina Hurricanes' search for a new general manager is being put on hold, and team president Don Waddell will continue holding down those duties for now, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
This after Carolina was unable to make a deal with Buffalo's assistant GM Steve Greeley, who interviewed twice for the job.
Friedman adds there are no plans to hire anyone in the near term.
Waddell has been sitting in as acting GM ever since Ron Francis was promoted to president of hockey operations.
The Hurricanes were awarded the second overall pick at Saturday's draft lottery, and Waddell said the selection makes the club more appealing to potential coach and GM candidates.
Waddell served as Atlanta Thrashers general manager for 12 years and joined the Hurricanes in 2014.