Claude Julien to miss rest of Canadiens' series vs. Flyers after experiencing chest pains


Canadiens coach Claude Julien will miss the rest of the team's first-round series against the Flyers after experiencing chest pains, Montreal general manager Marc Bergervin announced Thursday afternoon.

Julien was taken to the hospital by ambulance Wednesday night and is undergoing tests Thursday. Bergevin said it is not related to COVID-19.

Assistant coach Kirk Muller will take over head-coaching duties for the remainder of Montreal's first-round series against Philadelphia, which the Flyers currently lead 1-0.

Kirk Muller will assume head-coaching duties for the rest of the Philadelphia series

— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 13, 2020

Julien, 60, is now in his fourth season as the Canadiens' coach, as he took over shortly after the Bruins fired him in Feb. 2017 after 10 years in Boston.

Sending Claude best wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery from everyone at the Bruins organization.

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) August 13, 2020

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