NHL notebook: Carlyle returns to Maple Leafs
Randy Carlyle is coming back as Maple Leafs coach next season.
General manager Dave Nonis says Thursday he and new team president Brendan Shanahan and “decided together that Randy Carlyle was the right person to lead this team.”
Carlyle and the Leafs agreed to a two-year contract extension, but assistants Dave Farrish, Greg Cronin and Scott Gordon will not be returning next season.
“In Randy, we know that we have a leader who has enjoyed a high level of success as both a player and a coach, including a Stanley Cup championship,” Nonis said in a statement. “It was important that the positives Randy brings to our team were not overshadowed by a finish to the season that we all must take responsibility for.”
Toronto went 2-12 in its last 14 games under Carlyle, a former Penguin, after being as high as second place in the Atlantic Division. Carlyle led the Leafs to the playoffs in the lockout-shortened 2013 season, the club's first post-season appearance since 2004.
Coyotes ink Czech goalie
The Coyotes signed Czech goalie Marek Langhamer to a three-year entry-level contract.
The 19-year-old Langhamer was 23-14-3 with a 2.58 goals-against average and .913 save percentage in 40 regular-season games for the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Hockey League this season. In 18 playoff games for the major junior team, he was 9-8-1 with a 2.35 GAA and .934 save percentage.
The Predators extended their affiliation agreement with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals through the 2016-17 season.
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