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Darryl Sutter is new coach for LA Kings @NHLdotcom

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kings general manager Dean Lombardi announced Tuesday that Darryl Sutter will be the team's new coach.

Sutter will assume his duties beginning with practice on Wednesday. The Kings also plan a news conference Wednesday to introduce Sutter.

The Kings fired coach Terry Murray on Dec. 12. Assistant coach John Stevens coached the team Thursday night in Columbus and was behind the bench again Saturday night in Detroit.

Sutter has a career head coaching record of 409-320-131 in 860 regular-season games. The 53-year-old Sutter last coached with Calgary in 2006.

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