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7:08 PM ET The Boston Bruins have fired head coach Bruce Cassidy, basic supervisor Don...

7:08 PM ET

The Boston Bruins have fired head coach Bruce Cassidy, basic supervisor Don Sweeney mentioned Monday.

Cassidy had held the place since February 2017, taking on when the Bruins let go of Claude Julien. The 57-year-old Cassidy was behind Boston’s bench for 399 video games, and leaves with a file 245-108-46.

The Bruins made the playoffs in every of Cassidy’s six seasons, together with a Stanley Cup Closing look in 2019. Boston was eradicated within the first spherical of the 2022 postseason by the Carolina Hurricanes, a seven-game sequence that ended Could 14.

Boston’s seek for a brand new head coach will start instantly.

“At the moment I knowledgeable Bruce Cassidy that I used to be making a [head-coaching] change,” Sweeney mentioned in an announcement. “After 14 years working with Bruce, this was an especially tough choice. I need to thank and acknowledge Bruce for all his work and success with the Bruins group. His [head-coaching] file for the Bruins is spectacular, and we’re appreciative of Bruce each professionally and personally.

“After taking a while to totally digest all the things, I felt that the route of our crew for each this season and past would profit from a brand new voice.”

Bruins president Cam Neely mentioned in an announcement he has the “utmost confidence” in Sweeney to now “determine the most effective candidate that’s going to assist our crew attain its full potential.”

Cassidy’s exit provides to an already unsure offseason for the Bruins.

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High-pairing defenseman Charlie McAvoy underwent a left shoulder arthroscopic stabilization process in Boston final week and is anticipated to overlook about six months. Matt Grzelcyk additionally underwent a proper shoulder open-stabilization process and is anticipated to be out 5 months.

Additionally final month, the Bruins revealed that Brad Marchand will miss the start of the 2022-23 season following hip surgical procedure.

Captain Patrice Bergeron, who simply received a file fifth Selke Trophy because the NHL’s high defensive ahead, is an unrestricted free agent and is mulling retirement at age 36.