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Sabres add Davis Payne to Housley’s staff

St. Louis Blues v Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Head Coach Davis Payne of the St. Louis Blues looks on from behind the bench during their NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on January 9, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Blues defeated the Kings 4-3. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

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Didn’t take long for Davis Payne to find work.

Payne, who was fired in the aftermath of the Darryl Sutter-Dean Lombardi housecleaning in Los Angeles, has caught on with the Sabres as an associate coach on Phil Housley’s staff.

Buffalo made the announcement today, the first significant coaching addition since hiring Housley on June 15.

Payne helped the Kings capture the Stanley Cup as Sutter’s assistant in 2014. Prior to that, he spent numerous years in the St. Louis organization, as both the head coach of the club’s AHL affiliate in Peoria and the Blues themselves.