This is a bit surprising, even though it’s been out there for some time. Per the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan, Dan Bylsma will likely flank one of Jeff Blashill’s shoulders this upcoming season:
The Wings are likely to fill out their coaching staff by naming Dan Bylsma an assistant on Jeff Blashill’s staff.
An opening was created when assistant coach John Torchetti was not retained after the regular season.
Bylsma, a native of Grand Haven, won the Stanley Cup as head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, defeating the Wings, in 2009.
Bylsma worked on the NHL Network last season, after being fired by the Buffalo Sabres, where he coached for two seasons.