Skidding Ducks' GM says Randy Carlyle safe, 'not considering a coaching change'

Randy Carlyle’s job appears to be safe — for now.

Amid the team’s 11-game skid, Ducks general manager Bob Murray assured he is not planning to fire the team’s head coach.

“While it is not my preference to make comments on this topic during the season, our recent play has led to many questions. Our fans are frustrated, rightfully so, and deserve a response from me,” Murray said in a statement. “At this time, I am not considering a coaching change. I am more focused on our players, specifically with who is going to step up in this situation. The way we played (Sunday) was a step in the right direction, but we need much, much more. We have higher expectations for this group and they should expect more from themselves.”

Anaheim hasn’t won a game since Dec. 17 when the team defeated the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

The Ducks (19-18-9) will look to snap their losing streak when they visit the Red Wings (17-23-7) at 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday.