Darcy Regier will announce Ron Rolston’s fate in the near future, the Buffalo Sabres’ general manager said Friday.

Regier and Rolston met earlier this week about whether to remove Rolston’s tag of interim coach. Rolston went 15-11-5 after coming up from Rochester in February to replace Lindy Ruff.

“No decisions yet,” Regier told reporters in Rochester as part of the Amerks’ locker clean-out day. “Fairly soon in the case of the head coach in Buffalo, and then Rochester will follow. Those are conversations we’re going to have.”

Regier again said the team is interested in moving up from the eighth spot in June’s draft.

“I have talked to the teams that are in front of us, or most of them, and if we’re in a position to move up it’s something that we would entertain doing,” Regier said, “but we also feel this is a deep draft.”

--John Vogl