Dan Bylsma coached Pittsburgh six seasons. ©2015, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Report: Sabres receive Penguins’ permission to interview Dan Bylsma

In a not-so-surprising development, the Buffalo Sabres have received permission from the Pittsburgh Penguins to interview Dan Bylsma about their coaching vacancy, according to ESPN.com’s Craig Custance.

Bylsma coached the Penguins six seasons, winning the Stanley Cup in 2009 before getting fired in 2014. The 44-year-old is still under contract with the Penguins.

In an interview with WGR this afternoon, Sabres general manager Tim Murray wouldn’t confirm the report.

The Sabres’ main target, Mike Babcock, picked the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. The Sabres discussed a contract with Babcock before he chose their top rival.

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