(St. Louis) The St. Louis Blues made immediate changes to their coaching staff following their exclusion from the National Hockey League playoffs, firing Craig MacTavish and Mike Van Ryn.
General manager Doug Armstrong announced the decisions on Friday, less than 24 hours after the end of the regular schedule.
Head coach Craig Berube is expected to be back for a fifth full season, four years after leading the Blues to their first Stanley Cup title.
Assistant coach Steve Ott, goaltending coach David Alexander, video coach Darryl Seward, and video coordinator Elliott Mondou are all expected to return.
MacTavish spent just one season with Berube, after he was hired to replace Jim Montgomery, who was named Boston Bruins head coach last July.
Van Ryn was on the coaching staff for five years, and he helped the Blues win the Stanley Cup in 2019.
The Blues have been hit hard with injuries throughout the season, Armstrong became a seller at the trade deadline and the Blues missed the playoffs for the first time since 2018.