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Report: Ducks expected to name Randy Carlyle head coach

James Guillory / USA TODAY Sports

The Anaheim Ducks will have a familiar face behind the bench next season.

The club will reportedly announce the return of Randy Carlyle as head coach as early as Tuesday, according to Darren Dreger of TSN.

ESPN's John Buccigross also reported all other candidates are being told Carlyle is indeed the man being tabbed for the job by Ducks general manager Bob Murray.

This would be Carlyle's second stint as Anaheim's bench boss following a six-year run from 2005-11. He guided the team to a regular-season record of 230-155-49 in 434 games, as well as its only Stanley Cup championship in 2007.

Most recently, Carlyle coached the Toronto Maple Leafs for parts of four seasons, leading the team to its only playoff appearance since the 2005 lockout.

Altogether, Carlyle brings 704 games of regular-season coaching experience to the table, with six playoff appearances and one Cup in ten season as a a head coach.

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