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Jacques Martin expected to stay with Penguins after bid for head-coaching gig fails

Jonathan Bombulie
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan talks with assistant coach Jacques Martin on the bench during Game 4 against the Capitals Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Consol Energy Center.

Having struck out in his bid to win the head coaching job in Ottawa and Buffalo, assistant coach Jacques Martin is expected to remain with the Pittsburgh Penguins next season.

Martin, who has one year left on his contract, will return for his fifth straight season behind the Penguins bench, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports in Quebec reported.

The Ottawa job went to former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant D.J. Smith on Thursday. Buffalo chose former Swiss national team coach Ralph Krueger earlier this month.

Martin, 66, works primarily with the team’s defense and penalty kill.

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Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review assistant sports editor. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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