04/17/2013 04:33 EDT | Updated 06/17/2013 05:12 EDT

Former Sabres coach Lindy Ruff to direct Canada in world hockey championship

CALGARY - Former Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff will be behind Canada's bench for the world hockey championship next month in Stockholm and Helsinki.

Ruff was fired by the Sabres on Feb. 20, ending a 16-year run as the team's coach.

Ruff coached Canada to a silver medal in the 2009 world championship.

Doug Shedden will be one of Ruff's assistant coaches.