The Buffalo Sabres' inconsistent play will not cost head coach Phil Housley his job, general manager Jason Botterill confirmed on Wednesday.
"We’ve made progress as an organization compared to last year," said Botterill, according to The Athletic's John Vogl. "We’ve been in a position where we’ve been in games. I see the results on the ice. I see the communication that we’re going through here. There’s not going to be a coaching change."
With losses in three straight games and seven of their last 10, the Sabres are struggling. Buffalo posted an NHL-best 11-3-1 record through its first 15 contests this season, but the team has won only 17 of its 44 games since then. The Sabres also haven't won consecutive games since Dec. 13.
Housley was hired in June 2017 to replace Dan Bylsma, and the Sabres went 25-45-12 in his first campaign behind the bench.