Philadelphia is sticking with Dave Hakstol at the helm — for now.
Amid reports the Flyers head coach had been fired, a team spokesperson confirmed to ESPN on Sunday that “Dave Hakstol is our coach.”
It had been rumored that Hakstol would be replaced by longtime Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, who was fired by Chicago in November. Despite being the second-winningest coach in NHL history, Quenneville was sacked after a 6-6-3 start to the season and replaced by Jeremy Colliton.
New Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher, who was hired earlier this month to succeed Ron Hextall following his firing in November, said the club will “make whatever adjustments we need to make the staff better” over time.
“We’ll make whatever adjustments we need to make the staff better. We’ll make good decisions. We’ll get better.”
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) December 16, 2018
The Flyers have struggled to a 12-15-4 record this season and entered Sunday’s play with the worst record in the Eastern Conference.
Philadelphia will look to snap its four-game skid when it hosts Detroit at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday.