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via Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,
The Blackhawks will announce Monday that they have hired Mike Kitchen as assistant coach to replace the departed John Torchetti on head coach Joel Quenneville’s staff.
Kitchen is a former head coach of the St. Louis Blues after taking over for Quenneville in 2004 and most recently was an assistant for the Panthers.
The Hawks have also re-signed assistant coach Mike Haviland to remain with the Hawks.
With a disappointing season winding down, tempers boiled over Tuesday at the Florida Panthers’ pre-game skate when forward Nathan Horton got into a heated exchange with assistant coach Mike Kitchen.
The two sides had to be separated by head coach Peter DeBoer. Horton then smashed his stick against the boards before leaving the ice.
The incident occurred after Horton was attempting to interfere with a drill that Kitchen was working on in the neutral zone with the team’s defencemen.