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Edmonton Oilers name Rod Daum coach of AHL’s Springfield Falcons

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Edmonton Oilers named Rod Daum as the new coach of the team’s AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, on Tuesday.

Daum had been serving as a pro scout with the Oilers and will be behind the Falcons bench Wednesday against the Manchester Monarchs. A native of Churchbridge, Sask., Daum served as an assistant coach with Oilers last season.

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He replaces former Falcons coach Jeff Truitt, who was hired in June 2008.

This season under Truitt, Springfield had a record of 16-27-7.