AP Source: Panthers fire coach Gerard Gallant

BY foxsports • November 27, 2016

A person familiar with the decision says the Florida Panthers have fired coach Gerard Gallant.

The move was made Sunday night after the Panthers' 3-2 loss at Carolina. The Panthers fell to 11-10-1 through 22 games, good for only 10th in the Eastern Conference.

Tom Rowe, who was promoted to general manager before the season, will assume the coaching duties, said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the moves.

Florida next plays Tuesday night in Chicago, the second game of a six-game trip for the reigning Atlantic Division champions. Gallant - a coach of the year finalist last season - was 96-65-25 in parts of three seasons with the Panthers.

SportsNet first reported the firing.

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