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Canadiens fire assistant Perry Pearn

Updated: October 27, 2011, 5:19 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens fired assistant coach Perry Pearn before Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Pearn had begun his third season with Montreal, rejoining head coach Jacques Martin when he was hired by the Canadiens heading into the 2009-10 season.

He began his NHL career as an assistant coach with Winnipeg in 1995-96 and served under Martin in Ottawa from 1996-2004, and subsequently with the New York Rangers.

Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier ...

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