The Buffalo Sabres fired general manager Jason Botterill on Tuesday.

The move comes less than a month after ownership publicly supported Botterill.

"He's our GM. Our plan is to continue with him," team president and co-owner Kim Pegula told the Associated Press in May. "I realize maybe it's not popular with the fans, but we have to do the things that we feel are right. We have a little bit more information than maybe a fan does, some inner workings that we see some positives in."

Kevyn Adams, the team's senior VP of business administration, was named general manager.