Jim Benning used to work for the Sabres. ©2013, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Report: Sabres receive permission to interview Bruins’ Jim Benning

BUFFALO – The Sabres have received permission from the Boston Bruins to interview assistant general manager Jim Benning, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

Pat LaFontaine, the Sabres’ new president of hockey operations, said Friday he would start interviewing GM candidates this week.

The Sabres fired Darcy Regier last week.

Benning worked 12 years with the Sabres, eight as the director of amateur scouting. The 50-year-old played 610 NHL games as a defenseman with Toronto and Vancouver.

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