Depending on who you ask, you’ll get two different answers, but the common denominator is that Mike Keenan is no longer the head coach of the KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk.
In some places it’s being reported that Keenan resigned his position. He told TSN’s Darren Dreger that he was fired when he arrived at Arena Metallurg Saturday morning. Either way, he’ll move into an advisor role to club president Victor Rashnikov.
Magnitogorsk currently sits fifth in the KHL’s Eastern Conference with 34 points through 21 games. They’re also not long removed from a Gagarin Cup championship that Keenan helped lead them to.
But the most interesting part of the Keenan story is the fact that after being in the works for some time the former NHL head coach is close to finalizing things for Russian citizenship.
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