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Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet, center top, looks on in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet will replace Gerard Gallant in the NHL All-Star Game.

The National Hockey League announced the change Thursday after the Golden Knights on Wednesday said Gallant was relieved of his coaching duties with the team.

Gallant was replaced by former San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer.

Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury also was invited to participate in All-Star weekend. However, the team announced on Jan. 3 that he would not take part.

Fleury was replaced by Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom.

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