Sabres stick with Regier, preach patience during rebuild

April 29, 2013 Updated Apr 29, 2013 at 11:30 PM EDT

By WKBW News

April 29, 2013 Updated Apr 29, 2013 at 11:30 PM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW) It may be a long rebuild for the Buffalo Sabres and it will be Darcy Regier leading the way. The team confirmed on Monday that Regier will be back as general manager. Sabres president Ted Black made the announcement during the teams end of season news conference.

Regier will return despite the Sabres missing the playoffs for the fourth time in the last six seasons. He preached patience during a rebuilding process that Regier says will focus on adding top end players through the draft while supplementing through trades and free agency.

Among the questions that still remain are the future of Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller and forward Thomas Vanek. Both have a year left on their contracts. Regier says that no decisions has been made on which way the organization will go. He says the future "may involve one of them being here, both of them being here, or none of them being here."

Regier also says that the future of interim head coach Ron Rolston has not been decided. Regier says he will meet with Rolston in "a week or two" to discuss the future.

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