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Jackets drop Noel, assistant coaches

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The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Tuesday that former interim coach Claude Noel, assistant coaches Gary Agnew and Gord Murphy, and strength and conditioning coach Barry Brennan, will not return for the 2010-11 season.

The Jackets named Scott Arniel as their new coach earlier this month. He replaced Noel, who got the top job on an interim basis after Ken Hitchcock was fired in early February. Columbus went 10-8-6 in his 24 games behind the bench.

"On behalf of the entire Blue Jackets organization, I’d like to thank all of these men for the hard work and commitment they put forth on behalf of our team," General Manager Scott Howson said in a statement. "We expect to have final decisions on the new members of our staff within the next few weeks."
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