The Detroit Red Wings announced on Tuesday afternoon that they will retain head coach Jeff Blashill for a seventh season.

Terms of the new deal were not disclosed.  He just finished the final year of his current deal back on May 8th (when they lost to Columbus in the regular-season finale).

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There had been rumors that Blashill would not be brought back, and that Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman would instead turn to either Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour or former Yzerman teammate (and former NHL coach) Gerard Gallant.

It's been a rough go for Blashill in Detroit.  After a playoff appearance in 2016, the Red Wings have missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the last five seasons.  They were 19-27-10 this season just completed.

It was also announced by the team that assistant coach Dan Bylsma (a Michigan native) would not return next season.

 

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