Bruins Fire Claude Julien

The Boston Bruins have fired head coach Claude Julien.

Julien was hired as the 27th coach in team history in 2007 and was in his tenth season behind the bench for the Bruins.

Assistant coach Bruce Cassidy will take over on an interim basis.

Julien has one year left on his contract following the 2016-17 season. 

The Bruins are currently tied with the Toronto Maple Leafs for the third and final playoff spot in the Atlantic Division with 58 points. However, the Leafs have four games in hand over the Bruins.

The 56-year-old led the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup Championship since 1972 when they captured the league crown in seven games over the Vancouver Canucks in 2011.

With files from TSN