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Islanders fire coach Jack Capuano in his seventh season

  • FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2017, file photo, New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano reacts after the Colorado Avalanche scored a goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. The struggling islanders fired Capuano on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, ending his tenure in the middle of its seventh season.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2017, file photo, New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano reacts after the Colorado Avalanche scored a goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. The struggling islanders fired Capuano on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, ending his tenure in the middle of its seventh season. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this April 5, 2016, file photo, New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano stands in the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Washington. The struggling islanders fired Capuano on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, ending his tenure in the middle of its seventh season. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    FILE - In this April 5, 2016, file photo, New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano stands in the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Washington. The struggling islanders fired Capuano on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, ending his tenure in the middle of its seventh season. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)  (The Associated Press)

The New York Islanders have fired coach Jack Capuano.

Assistant general manager/coach Doug Weight will serve as Capuano's interim replacement. GM Garth Snow announced the move Tuesday.

The Islanders were 17-17-8 and are in last place in the Eastern Conference with 42 points.

This was Capuano's seventh season as Islanders coach. New York went 227-192-64 under Capuano and made three playoff appearances.

The organization is under new ownership that is expected to look at wholesale changes in the offseason.