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.
Marc Bergevin announces Claude Julien was taken to hospital by ambulance after experiencing chest pains. He is not expected to rejoin the team before the end of the series. Kirk Muller takes over his duties as head coach.
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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