BOSTON — While it flew under the radar during the Bruins run to the 2011 Stanley Cup championship, the organization relieved Rob Murray of his duties as head coach of the Providence (AHL) farm club in the spring.

General manager Peter Chiarelli said today that he expects to make a hire for that position later this week and that assistant coach Bruce Cassidy is a candidate for the position.

“He is a candidate and I would expect probably mid-week to have that staff in place. There are other candidates we’ve interviewed and we’ve been, it’s been kind of ongoing … so we’re actually pretty close to getting something done and I would anticipate it getting done no later than mid-week.”