Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol on Tuesday.
Cassidy was not present at the morning skate on Tuesday. Assistant coaches Joe Sacco, Kevin Dean and Chris Kelly are expected to guide the Bruins (11-7-0, 22 points) later that night when they host the Detroit Red Wings (10-9-3, 23 points).
Cassidy, 56, owns a 335-205-89 record during his six seasons with Boston. He sports a 252-136-48 record with eight ties in his coaching career with the Washington Capitals (2002-04) and Bruins.
Cassidy guided Boston to an appearance in the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals. The team fell to the St. Louis Blues in seven games.
He won the 2019-20 Jack Adams Award, presented to the best NHL coach annually.
--Field Level Media