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Canucks coach Vigneault signs contract extension @NHL

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault agreed Thursday to a contract extension through the 2009-10 season.

Vigneault guided the Canucks to a 88-59-17 record in two seasons.

"This is a team that I believe in and a city that I love living and working in," he said.

The Canucks also announced assistant coaches Barry Smith and Mike Kelly were relieved of their duties.

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