Senators assistant GM Tim Murray in line for Sabres job

Senators' Mika Zibanejad (93) looks to deflect a shot on Sabres goalie Ryan Miller during the first...

Senators' Mika Zibanejad (93) looks to deflect a shot on Sabres goalie Ryan Miller during the first period at First Niagara Center Tuesday night.

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:24 PM ET

BUFFALO - Bryan Murray is in a Catch-22 regarding his assistant general manager's chances of shuffling off to Buffalo.

"It would be a big loss to an organization," Murray said of Tim Murray, who was interviewed Tuesday for the GM job of the Sabres. "But from a personal point of view, he's certainly a legitimate guy to be a GM in the NHL."

Tim Murray refused to comment on his meeting with Sabres president Pat LaFontaine.

Many around the league view the job as very appealing, as team owner Terry Pegula is expected to spend to the cap if that's what it takes to make the Sabres a winner, and a couple of solid pieces are in place with LaFontaine and coach Ted Nolan.

But while LaFontaine was expected to make a quick hire, it appears he's now in no rush.

"He's waiting for somebody to knock his socks off," said one Sabres insider.

Was that somebody Murray? Time will tell.

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