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Senators Fire Coach, Extend GM Contract After Missing Playoffs

Cory Clouston

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This makes it the second time in three seasons the Ottawa Senators failed to qualify for the playoffs. Coach Cory Clouston and two assistants were let go as a result, however general manager Bryan Murray’s contract was extended.

Clouston and assistant coaches Greg Carvel and Brad Lauerwas were fired after Ottawa lost 3-1 to the Bruins in the regular-season finale in Boston on Saturday.

The 41-year-old Clouston, hired in February 2009, was 95-83-20 with the Senators and led them to the playoffs last season. Ottawa took a big step back this season, finishing near the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 32-40-10 record.

The firings come one day after general manager Bryan Murray received a three-year contract extension.

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