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NHL Roundup: Sharks, Penguins extend coach's contracts, Streit traded to Flyers

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The San Jose Sharks have extended the contract of coach Todd McLellan, TSN reported Wednesday.

McLellan has guided the Sharks into the playoffs during each of his five seasons as coach, reaching the Western Conference finals twice. His 220-108-88 regular-season record includes two Pacific Division titles.

This year, the Sharks were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs in seven games by the Los Angeles Kings. San Jose finished sixth in the Western Conference during the regular season.

The Sharks are also expected to retain the entire coaching staff, including assistants Larry Robinson and Jim Johnson.

---The Pittsburgh Penguins quieted speculation about the future of coach Dan Bylsma with a two-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season, the team announced Wednesday.

There were some rumblings about possible moves after the Penguins were swept by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals, but general manager Ray Shero said he plans to move forward with the current coaching staff.

The contracts of assistants Tony Grarnato and Todd Reirden also were extended.

Shero also announced at a news conference that goaltending coach Gilles Meloche would be taking a new job as a special assignment scout. Meloche had served as the goalie coach for seven years.

---Mark Streit was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers, who hope to sign the free-agent eligible defenseman to a long-term contract before free agency begins July 5.

Streit was acquired from the New York Islanders in exchange for a 2014 fourth-round pick and forward Shane Harper.

Streit, 35, made $4.1 million last season, his fourth with the Islanders, and could command a significant raise given his recent production.
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