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Keith Acton Leaving Columbus For Associate Coaching Job In Edmonton

COLUMBUS, OHIO Columbus Blue Jackets Assistant Coach Keith Acton is leaving the club’s staff to become associate coach of the Edmonton Oilers, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.  Acton joined the Blue Jackets as an assistant coach in June 2012.

"We appreciate Keith's contributions to our hockey club during his time with the Blue Jackets. This is a great opportunity for him and we wish him the best," said Jarmo Kekalainen.

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Although there already may be a plan in the works, hiring Messier to replace Acton in Columbus might give Messier the start he needs. He’d be working with two experienced NHL coaches on the bench and a couple of real pros in Davidson and Kekalainen in the front office.

Posted by Curley on 06/28/13 at 09:56 AM ET

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