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Bill Peters reported to be both fired and not fired from Calgary Flames

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If reports are true, the Flames head coach is out. But also maybe not.

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Final update (for now): Some clarity in the chaos of the past hour, from General Manager Brad Treliving:


Reports are coming out now that Bill Peters has been removed from his position as head coach of the Calgary Flames. The story is continuing to develop, so we will keep you informed as we know more. This is what has broken today.

The Flames also started their practice a few minutes ago and Bill Peters did not join the team on the ice with the rest of the coaching staff. It is of note that Craig Conroy typically does not join the team on the ice for practices.

Keep things here as the story continues to develop.

UPDATE: While Sporstnet has reported that Peters has been fired, TSN is reporting that according to Brad Treliving nothing has been made official by the Flames and that he’ll be addressing media in Buffalo shortly.

UPDATED UPDATE: Sportsnet appears to be backtracking, this remains a developing situation.

A third update: The Flames are still investigating, but they were able to say the Peters will not be behind the bench for Wednesday’s game in Buffalo.