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Paul MacLean, former Ottawa Senators coach, speaks about his firing

12/09/2014 02:45 EST | Updated 02/08/2015 05:59 EST
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Former Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean, fired on Monday, is scheduled to speak to the media this afternoon.

MacLean, 56, had just entered his fourth season behind the Senators' bench. The team had earned a record of 11-11-5 so far this year, but general manager Bryan Murray decided the team needed to move in a different direction.

MacLean was scheduled to speak to the media from the Canadian Tire Centre at 3:30 p.m. ET and you can watch his news conference live right here.

The Antigonish, N.S., native won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach in 2013, his second season with the Senators, and took an injury-riddled team to the second round of the playoffs that year.

The team then rewarded him with a three-year contract extension through 2016-17, which only kicked in at the beginning of this season.

The first NHL head coach to be fired this season, MacLean finishes his Senators tenure with a regular-season record of 114-90-35.

Also on Monday, Murray announced assistant coach Dave Cameron would take over as head coach for the foreseeable future. Cameron held his first news conference after practice on Tuesday, which extended beyond the 20-minute mark.

The Sens' next game is on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET at the Canadian Tire Centre where they will take on the L.A. Kings.

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