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Blues extend assistants' contracts

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The St. Louis Blues on Thursday announced that they have extended the contracts of coaches Brad Shaw, Ray Bennett, Corey Hirsch and Scott Masters.

"We are pleased to have our entire coaching staff back to maintain the continuity of our hockey team," Blues coach Davis Payne said in a statement.  "They are a dedicated staff that handle their responsibilities well and work extremely well with our players."

Shaw will be entering his fifth season with the Blues after being named an assistant coach on July 11, 2006.  He joined the Blues from the New York Islanders organization where he served as an interim coach and assistant coach.

Bennett will be entering his fourth full season with the Blues after being named an assistant coach on Dec. 13, 2006.  He joined the Blues from the Los Angeles Kings organization, where he spent seven seasons as an assistant coach.

Hirsch will be entering his second season with the Blues after being named the goaltending consultant on June 18, 2010.  He joined the Blues from the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, where he spent two seasons as the goaltending coach.

Masters will be entering his sixth season as the Blues' video coach.  He joined the Blues after a four-year stint with the Florida Panthers organization.
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