On the Rangers website, Mike Sullivan is no longer listed as an assistant coach and his spot has been replaced by a “TBD.”
While not official yet, Sullivan will join John Tortorella in Vancouver. The Rangers granted the Canucks permission to speak with Sullivan shortly after Tortorella was hired.
Alain Vigneault met with Sullivan after he was hired as head coach, but he decided to hire Ulf Samuelsson and Scott Arniel.
Arniel is still listed as the head coach of the Utica Comets, the Canucks AHL team, on the Canucks website.
Vigneault has said that he is still planning to hire a third assistant coach.
It has been reported that more players had issues with Mike Sullivan than they did with John Tortorella.