GM Murray in as interim coach after firing Carlyle
Chris Johnston: Anaheim Ducks GM will serve as their interim coach for the remainder of the season after firing Randy Carlyle. They will hire a full-time coach in the offseason, with Dallas Eakins considered the front-runner.
Chris Johnston: Murray on naming himself their interim coach: “I think this is the only way for me to determine what all the problems are.”
Anaheim Ducks: Statement from Murray:
“We thank Randy for everything he has done for the organization. Leading the team to a Stanley Cup and three conference final appearances, he has accomplished so much in Anaheim.
Difficult decisions need to be made when times are tough, and our play has clearly been unacceptable. We have a tradition of success in Anaheim and we need to get back to that.”
Jonathan Davis: It doesn’t make sense for the Ducks to promote when San Diego (AHL) are playoff bound.
On waivers and clearing waivers
Lower-body for Bogosian
Darling takes a personal leave of absence
Bjugstad injured Saturday
Palat misses yesterday’s game
Kulikov out with an upper-body injury