Montreal Canadiens’ Head Coach Claude Julien Rushed To Hospital, Not Expected To Rejoin Team Before End Of Philadelphia Series

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien was rushed to a Toronto hospital Wednesday night following his team’s Game 1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, GM Marc Bergevin said Thursday.

Bergevin told reporters that Julien, 60,  was taken to the hospital after experiencing chest pains. Bergevin said it was not COVID-19 related.

Sports Illustrated is reporting that Julien is undergoing tests Thursday while he is kept under observation.

He will not be back on the Habs’ bench until at least the conclusion of the series. Assistant coach Kirk Muller will serve as the team’s interim head coach in Julien’s absence.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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