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Wild relieves GM Paul Fenton of his duties

Search for permanent replacement will begin immediately

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has relieved General Manager Paul Fenton of his duties.

"After giving much thought to this difficult decision, I informed Paul today that he was not the right fit for our organization going forward," said Leipold. "I believe we have a good hockey team, a team that will compete for a playoff spot this year, and I look forward to hiring a General Manager that will help us win a Stanley Cup. I would like to thank Paul for his time with the Wild and wish him and his family the best in the future."

The search for a new General Manager will begin immediately. Until a replacement is found, Assistant General Manager Tom Kurvers will serve as acting General Manager.

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