Weeks after expressing a desire to extend his one-year contract with
Metallurg Magnitorgorsk, head coach Paul Maurice has notified team
officials he won't be back next season.

Metallurg vice-president Pavel Krasheninnikov confirmed the news to R-Sport on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, a source told R-Sport that Maurice, 46, told
Metallurg management back in March that he had no plans to re-sign with
the club.

"The reason is family circumstances," the source said. "His family doesn't want him to leave for the job in Russia."

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