Report says Lindy Ruff has permission to speak with Rangers

Then-Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff gives instructions

Then-Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff gives instructions during the first day of the team's training camp. (Jan. 13, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Former Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, who was fired in February, has received permission to speak with the Rangers about their coaching vacancy, CBC reported Monday.

Another top candidate for former coach John Tortorella's job, Vancouver former bench boss Alain Vigneault, is en route to interview with president and general manager Glen Sather and the team's brass, which began organizational meetings in California, according to SportsNet. The Rangers declined comment on the search.

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