The Boston Bruins relieved Claude Julien of his head coaching duties Tuesday morning and announced that assistant Bruce Cassidy will take over as interim head coach.
Julien guided the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup in nearly 40 years in 2011 and brought them to another Stanley Cup Final in 2013. He amassed a 419-246-94 record in his nine-plus seasons behind the Boston bench but failed to make the playoffs in the last two campaigns.
The Bruins currently sit in ninth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 26-23-6.
Hear NESN’s Andy Brickley and Jack Edwards react to the news in the “NESN Sports Today” video above, presented by People’s United Bank.