Oilers fire general manager Tambellini

Updated: April 15, 2013, 1:24 PM ET
Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Steve Tambellini is out as general manager of the Oilers, and he'll be replaced by former Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish.

Oilers President of Hockey Operations Kevin Lowe announced Monday that the team has fired Tambellini.

Tambellini was in his fifth season with Edmonton and was named the club's fourth general manager July 31 2008. The 54-year-old succeeded Lowe as Oilers' GM following Lowe's promotion.

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