BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Sabres announced on Tuesday that assistant coach Don Granato has been hospitalized with severe pneumonia and will be taking a leave of absence from the team.
In a statement the team says:
We wish him safe and speedy recovery
Taking Granato's place will be Rochester Americans head coach Chris Taylor, while Sabres' development coach Adam Mair will assist with the Americans.
Gord Dineen will become the Americans interim head coach.
Granato, 52, is the brother of former women's hockey goalie Cammi Granato, and previously served as an assistant on the Chicago Blackhawks.