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'Canes extend GM Francis through 2018-19

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have signed general manager Ron Francis to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season, the team announced Tuesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

"I appreciate the fact that (owner Peter Karmanos Jr.) is willing to give me the extension," Francis said. "We're going in the right direction, so it's exciting to help continue that."

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