TORONTO (AP) -Paul Maurice has been fired as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs after his team failed to make the playoffs during his two seasons.
Maurice has a year left on his contract and was informed of the decision Wednesday morning. He told The Canadian Press from his Toronto home that he was aware that his dismissal was a possibility.
The team scheduled an afternoon news conference at Air Canada Centre.
The Maple Leafs finished 12th in the Eastern Conference and missed a playoff spot by 11 points.
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