Brian Leetch is leaving the NHL Department of Player Safety according to a report by Larry Brooks of the New York Post.
Leetch, a Hall of Fame defenseman who won the Stanley Cup in 1994 with the Broadway Blueshirts, joined the DoPS last August as the manager of player safety, replacing Rob Blake. Leetch was involved in reviewing plays to determine if they merited supplemental discipline, and was a league representative at meetings of the Board of Governors and general managers.
No word yet on what Leetch plans to do next, although he has expressed an interest in coaching. It's too soon to know who might fill his position, but there's speculation that Clause Loiselle, recently fired from his position as assistant GM in Toronto (by former DoPS boss Brendan Shanahan), is in line for a job with the league.