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Report: Claude Julien to return as Bruins coach

From the Boston Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont:

Bruins coach Claude Julien, his job in limbo for nearly two months following the abrupt season-end dismissal of general manager Peter Chiarelli, will be back behind the bench for the start of the 2015-16 season, according to two NHL sources.

It is also believed that Julien, 55, will be joined by his full cadre of assistant coaches, including Doug Jarvis, Doug Houda, Joe Sacco, and Bob Essensa.

Julien is beginning a new three-year contract he signed in November 2014 while Chiarelli was still in charge.

Rumors in recent weeks have pointed to a change at least among the assistant coaches. However, all are on target to return, though the length of their contract terms is unclear. It’s possible, according to one of the sources, that all four will have deals that expire at the end of the season.

Don Sweeney, named the club’s new GM on May 20, would neither confirm nor deny Julien’s return when contacted by the Globe. The club announced earlier this week that Sweeney will meet with the media Friday in Buffalo, where the NHL is conducting its combine, the annual testing regimen for players who will be eligible in the draft (June 26-27 in Sunrise, Fla).

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