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Arizona Coyotes fire GM Don Maloney

The Arizona Coyotes fired general manager Don Maloney on Monday.

The team said an interim general manager wouldn't be named at this time and that the search for a new GM will begin immediately.

"On behalf of our ownership group and the entire Arizona Coyotes organization, I would like to sincerely thank Don for all of his hard work and the many contributions he made to our organization during his tenure," Coyotes President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc said in a statement. "The Coyotes had some success with Don, but we believe a change in leadership is needed in order to move our franchise forward in a new direction."

Maloney spent the past nine...