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Stars fire GM Joe Nieuwendyk

Updated: April 28, 2013, 5:06 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Dallas Stars have fired Joe Nieuwendyk as general manager, the team said Sunday.

Two sources told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun the Stars have hired Detroit assistant GM Jim Nill to replace Nieuwendyk.

"I believe it is time to take this organization in a different direction with our intentions set on returning to the elite of the National Hockey League," Stars owner Tom Gaglardi said in a statement.

TSN earlier reported the move Saturday ...

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