Report: Cassidy to take reins in Rochester

Late last night, Kevin Oklobzija reported that Chadd Cassidy will take over as bench boss for the Rochester Americans.

Cassidy, who was named the interim head coach of the Amerks after Ron Rolston got the call to head the Sabres, could have the interim tag removed and be announced as the big boss as soon as today.

From Oklobzija’s story:

So you can expect the Sabres to give Cassidy the coaching reins for their prospects, maybe as early as Friday. Chris Taylor should again be his assistant coach while Bob Janosz guides development of the fairly large stable of goalies (Matt Hackett, Connor Knapp, Nathan Lieuewn, Andrey Makarov and maybe even Linus Ullmark).

If they were going to hire someone else, that somebody very likely would have been at the development camp. If you’re going to grow as one into a Stanley Cup contender — in three years or five years — then you want everyone together from the very beginning.

There’s a ton of information in Oklobzija’s piece, and he’s been doing tremendous work this offseason. Give him a follow on Twitter @KevinODandC


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