Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Kyle Dubas
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Kyle Dubas fires Pittsburgh Penguins coach after disappointing season

Published May 3, 2024 at 12:31

The Pittsburgh Penguins missed the playoffs by just a few points for the second year in a row, noting the first time in Sidney Crosby's career he has missed two straight appearances.

With this in mind, president of hockey operations Kyle Dubas has made a personnel move, firing assistant coach Todd Reirden.

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Kyle Dubas released this statement upon the news being confirmed:

The Pittsburgh Penguins have parted ways with Associate Coach Todd Reirden, it was announced today by President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Kyle Dubas. Reirden is relieved of his duties immediately.

"We are grateful to Todd for his dedication and commitment to the Penguins over two separate stints with the organization," said Dubas. "Mike Sullivan and I have spent time over the past two weeks evaluating the coaching staff, and although these decisions are never easy, we agree that this change was in the best interest of the team moving forward."

With Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang, and Evgeni Malkin all in the final years of their careers, the Pittsburgh Penguins will need to get creative to give them another go at the Stanley Cup.

We will see what moves Kyle Dubas makes this off-season.
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