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NHL-Flyers bring in Berube as coach in place of Laviolette

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Oct 7 (Reuters) - The Philadelphia Flyers have sacked coach Peter Laviolette and promoted assistant Craig Berube in his place after an 0-3 start to the season, the team said on Monday.

Berube becomes the 18th full-time head coach in the history of the franchise.

The Flyers also fired assistant coach Kevin McCarthy but Joe Mullen and Jeff Reese keep their jobs.

Philadelphia was beaten 2-1 by Carolina on Sunday. (Writing by Tony Jimenez; editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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