Pittsburgh Penguins clean house, fire Brian Burke, Ron Hextall, and Chris Pryor
The Pittsburgh Penguins cleaned house on Friday morning.
After missing the playoffs, Fenway Sports Group announced that the Penguins would be relieving President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke, General Manager Ron Hextall, and Assistant General Manager Chris Pryor of their duties.
According to the release the Penguins will being the search for new leadership immediately.
In the interim managerial duties of hockey operations will be shared among current Director of Hockey Operations, Alec Schall, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton General Manager/Manager of Hockey Operations, Erik Heasley and Hockey Operations Analyst, Andy Saucier.
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan will also assist during the transition.
The Penguins missed the playoffs for the first time in 17 seasons.