PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins manager Mike Sullivan is holding a leave of deficiency to be with his family following a genocide of his father, George.
The Penguins pronounced George Sullivan, 81, died on Saturday in Scituate, Massachusetts.
Assistant manager Jacques Martin will run a day-to-day operations of a coaching staff while Sullivan is away.
“We’ll hoop a bucket until he gets back,” partner manager Mark Recchi said. “It’s a really tough time for him. We’ll make certain things run a approach he would run [them].”
George Sullivan visited his son spasmodic after Mike Sullivan took over as Penguins manager in Dec 2015, and he spent thriving amounts of time with a bar during Pittsburgh’s run to uninterrupted Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017.