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Former Edmonton Oilers exec Craig MacTavish fired by KHL’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl

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Craig MacTavish’s stint with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl is already over.

The Kontinental Hockey League team fired its head coach Tuesday just eight games into the regular season.

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MacTavish was hired by the Russian club back in May.

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Lokomotiv registered three wins and five losses under the 61-year-old, including Monday’s 4-1 defeat to Jokerit Helsinki.

MacTavish served as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers from 2000 to 2009, going 301-252-103, and returned as a senior vice-president of hockey operations in 2012.

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He took over as general manager the following year, but lasted just two seasons and was re-assigned within the organization.

MacTavish won four Stanley Cups as a player — three with Edmonton and one with the New York Rangers — and led the Oilers to the 2006 final, where they lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in seven games.

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