With the ink barely dried on Sylvain Lefebvre’s new contract on account of the Columbus Blue Jackets assistant coach, the crew launched Monday that he was relieved of his duties for his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Lefebvre, who carried out 14 seasons as a defenseman contained in the NHL, was fired after merely signing a mannequin new deal on account of the crew’s assistant coach in June. 

NAVY FOOTBALL COACH FIRED FOR COVID-19 VACCINE REFUSAL: ‘I CONTINUE TO STAND FIRM IN MY CONVICTION OF FAITH’ 

“While we are disappointed, we respect that this decision is a personal one for Sylvain and wish him well,” membership frequent supervisor and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen talked about in a statement

Todd Sharrock, the crew’s vice chairman of communications, educated NBC News that call obtained proper right here on account of the league’s up to date COVID protocols earlier this month. 

“Protocols were sent to clubs at the beginning of September,” he talked about. “The protocols state in part that ‘any person whose job, role, position or access entails or entitles them to have personal interactions (within 12 feet) with Club Hockey Operations personnel (including Players) must be fully vaccinated.’”

the place he acquired the Stanley Cup in 1996. 

He started his instructing profession in 2009. He might be modified by former NHL defenseman Steve McCarthy. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.