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Canadiens fire coach Jacques Martin

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MONTREAL (AP) - Jacques Martin has been fired as coach of the last-place Montreal Canadiens.

The team said Saturday that assistant Randy Cunneyworth will be the interim head coach for the rest of the season.

The Canadiens are 13-12-7 in the Northeast Division.

Cunneyworth and general manager Pierre Gauthier are to hold a news conference later in day at the Bell Centre.

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