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Goaltending coach Dusty Imoo no longer joining Leafs' AHL affiliate

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Newly hired goaltending coach Dusty Imoo will no longer be joining the Toronto Maple Leafs' AHL affiliate, president Brendan Shanahan announced Tuesday in a statement.

The Toronto Marlies hired Imoo on Sunday and promoted former goalie coach Jon Elkin into a goaltender evaluation and development role.

"We made a mistake by not thoroughly following our organizational protocols when considering this candidate for the position of goaltending coach for the Toronto Marlies," Shanahan wrote.

Fans expressed concern about the hiring on social media, pointing to Imoo's liked Tweets which included anti-vaccination and election conspiracy comments. Soon after, Imoo deactivated his Twitter account.

Imoo spent time on the Los Angeles Kings' goaltending development staff and is largely credited with helping Leafs netminder Jack Campbell get his career back on track.

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