Tim Murray to meet with Sabres owner over GM job

Senators assistant GM Tim Murray (right), seen here with head coach Paul MacLean (centre) and...

Senators assistant GM Tim Murray (right), seen here with head coach Paul MacLean (centre) and Scouting and Development Consultant Jason Smith, is a candidate to become the next GM of the Sabres. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:57 PM ET

OTTAWA - Tim Murray has one hurdle left before being introduced as the GM of the Buffalo Sabres.

League sources told the Ottawa Sun the Senators assistant GM is scheduled to meet with owner Terry Pegula and club president Pat LaFontaine Wednesday night to get the stamp of approval to take over the struggling franchise.

As the Sun reported first on Monday, Murray is the frontrunner for the job that came open in November when Darcy Regier was fired.

If that meeting goes as planned and Pegula agrees with LaFontaine's choice of Murray, then the two sides have to get a contract in place. At this juncture, it appears Murray could be named the team's GM as early as Thursday morning.


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