Julien left the Toronto bubble earlier this month following a brief hospitalization for chest pains. He returned home to Montreal, with associate coach Kirk Muller taking over head coaching duties in his place.
He told reporters that he feels “100 per cent” and that he would’ve been back with the team this summer, had Montreal managed to push their first-round series against the Philadelphia beyond Game 6.
Julien was rushed to the hospital following Game 1 against the Flyers. The team announced shortly after that he was returning to Montreal to rest following the stenting of a coronary artery, and that doctors expected a full recovery.