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Boston Bruins fire coach Claude Julien

  • FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2017 file photo, Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien motions to an official during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, the Bruins fired Julien, who was in his 10th season as head coach, and named assistant Bruce Cassidy interim coach. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2017 file photo, Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien motions to an official during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, the Bruins fired Julien, who was in his 10th season as head coach, and named assistant Bruce Cassidy interim coach. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 24, 2016 file photo, Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien, far left, his wife Karen and their children watch a video tribute honoring him as the all-time winningest coach for the Boston Bruins, prior to an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Boston. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, the Bruins fired Julien, who was in his 10th season as head coach, and named assistant Bruce Cassidy interim coach. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    FILE - In this March 24, 2016 file photo, Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien, far left, his wife Karen and their children watch a video tribute honoring him as the all-time winningest coach for the Boston Bruins, prior to an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Boston. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, the Bruins fired Julien, who was in his 10th season as head coach, and named assistant Bruce Cassidy interim coach. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien speaks at a news conference at TD Garden after the Bruins failed to reach the playoffs for the second straight year. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, the Bruins fired Julien, who was in his 10th season as head coach, and named assistant Bruce Cassidy interim coach. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

    FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien speaks at a news conference at TD Garden after the Bruins failed to reach the playoffs for the second straight year. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, the Bruins fired Julien, who was in his 10th season as head coach, and named assistant Bruce Cassidy interim coach. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)  (The Associated Press)

The Boston Bruins have fired coach Claude Julien.

Assistant Bruce Cassidy was named the interim coach. General manager Don Sweeney announced the change on Tuesday.

Boston has lost two in a row and six of nine and fallen out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Julien was the longest tenured NHL coach and in his 10th season as the Bruins coach.

He's the fourth NHL coach to be fired this season.