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Report: Bylsma to Sabres being held up by compensation issue

Pittsburgh Penguins v Boston Bruins - Game Three

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 05: Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins speaks to the media following a 2-1 double overtime loss to the Boston Bruins during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Garden on June 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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From the Associated Press:

A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement in principle to hire former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma.

The person said Thursday that one holdup is a discussion over whether the Penguins are due compensation from the Sabres for hiring a coach who is still under contract with Pittsburgh.

Byslma was fired by the Penguins last summer, but remains under contract to Pittsburgh through next season.

The draft-pick compensation issue is one we can expect to hear more about, as many believe it should not apply to coaches or executives who have been fired: