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New York Rangers fire head coach Tom Renney @NHL

NEW YORK - The New York Rangers have fired head coach Tom Renney.

The NHL team made the move Monday, a day after a 3-2 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Assistant coach Perry Pearn was also relieved of his duties. Mike Pelino and Benoit Allaire will remain on the coaching staff.

The Rangers are tied with Montreal for fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a 31-23-3-4 record and 69 points.

However, New York is only two points ahead of ninth-place Carolina.

There was no immediate word on his replacement.

Renney, 53, was originally named to the coaching staff as an assistant on July 21, 2003 and was appointed interim head coach the following February. He was permanently named head coach in July 2004.

In his tenure as head coach, he led the Rangers to a 164-121-42 record.

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