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NHL roundup: Trotz out as Predators' coach

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The Nashville Predators announced Monday that they will not extend the expired contract of longtime coach Barry Trotz.

The team offered Trotz a hockey operations department job but said he has not yet decided if he will take it.

Trotz coached the Predators for the past 15 seasons. The team finished 38-32-12 this season and missed the playoffs.

Trotz coached 1,196 games with the Predators, which is second behind the San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich for longest active coaching tenure among the four major sports. Trotz is the only NHL coach to guide his team to the playoffs in a stretch of seven of eight seasons. He went 21-21-7 in the playoffs, including two conference semifinals.

---The Toronto Maple Leafs introduced Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan as their new president. Shanahan, 45, was formerly the NHL's director of player safety.

The Maple Leafs missed the playoffs for the eighth time in the past nine seasons.

---Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier will have surgery to repair a sports hernia on Wednesday, according to

Bernier missed five games in March because of the injury and then aggravated it April 3 against the Boston Bruins, missing the rest of the season.

---Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun was recalled from his conditioning assignment with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL.

Vokoun, 37, played two games, going 1-1-0 with a 2.41 goals-against average and .891 save percentage.

---Carolina Hurricanes right winger Alexander Semin will have wrist surgery, the Raleigh News and Observer.

Semin sat out the final two games of the season with the injury. The Hurricanes (36-35-11) did not qualify for the playoffs.

---Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell was fined $5,000 for spearing Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Bellemore during Sunday's game, the NHL announced.

The incident occurred at 13:09 of the third period. Hartnell was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for spearing.

---Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback, Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson and Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week.

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