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Senators sign Clouston to new deal

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OTTAWA (AP) -The Ottawa Senators are keeping Cory Clouston as their head coach.

The Senators announced Wednesday that they have signed him to a two-year deal, removing the interim tag he had carried since taking over Feb. 2 when Craig Hartsburg was fired.

Clouston had been in charge of the club's AHL affiliate in Binghamton.

He became the fourth different coach to go behind the Senators bench since the team reached the Stanley Cup final in 2007. Last year, the team dumped John Paddock on Feb. 27 and general manager Bryan Murray took over to finish the season.

Hartsburg was hired last June and given a three-year contract. He left with the Senators in 13th in the Eastern Conference at 17-24-7, and the team is 19-10-3 since.

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