Quick Hits: Carlyle Fired, Waivers, and Injury Updates

Quick Hits: Carlyle Fired, Waivers, and Injury Updates

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The Anaheim Ducks fire Randy Carlyle and GM Bob Murray takes over as interim coach.
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

Eric Engels: The Montreal Canadiens put Kenny Agostino on waivers to clear a roster spot for Dale Weise.

Pierre LeBrun: The Chicago Blackhawks put Luc Snuggerud on waivers. Philadelphia Flyers Corban Knight cleared waivers yesterday.

Lower-body for Bogosian

Paul Hamilton: Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian missed yesterday’s game with a lower-body injury.

Darling takes a personal leave of absence

Chip Alexander: Carolina Hurricanes GM Don Waddell said that goaltender Scott Darling has taken a “personal leave of absence.” Waddell added: “from a mental standpoint needs to regroup, basically.”

Bjugstad injured Saturday

Josh Yohe: Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford doesn’t believe that Nick Bjugstad‘s injury from Saturday night is serious.

Palat misses yesterday’s game

Joe Smith: Tampa Bay Lightning Ondrej Palat missed yesterday’s game with Ryan Callahan drawing back in.

Kulikov out with an upper-body injury

Mike McIntyre: Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dmitry Kulikov missed his second consecutive game yesterday with an upper-body injury.