Sabres add Davis Payne to Housley’s staff

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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.