Some interesting news out of Columbus today.
Former Laval Rocket head coach and NHLer Sylvain Lefebvre who had signed with the team as an assistant for the Blue Jackets this past offseason has already been fired.
Lefebvre has been fired because he refused to get vaccinated.
“We had to part ways with him because he couldn’t do his job. We need a coach,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. “If you’re not vaccinated, you’re not allowed within 12 feet of the players. You can’t do your job as a coach. He couldn’t be in the locker room, couldn’t be in the coaches’ room, couldn’t be on the bench, couldn’t be on the plane with us…we need a coach.”
Steve McCarthy has been promoted from the AHL to replace him.
More details to come.
Just updated this with a powerful quote from #CBJ GM Jarmo Kekalainen. Lefebvre didn’t quit; he was fired.https://t.co/W0yhPNC9iM
— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) September 13, 2021