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AP source: Panthers will not retain Tom Rowe as coach

  • Florida Panthers center Jonathan Marchessault (81) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

    Florida Panthers center Jonathan Marchessault (81) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, Florida Panthers general manager and interim head coach Tom Rowe looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers have decided interim coach Tom Rowe's stint will end when their season does Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Rowe may still stay with the organization, said the person who spoke Tuesday, April 4, 2017,  on condition of anonymity because Florida has not revealed any details publicly. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, Florida Panthers general manager and interim head coach Tom Rowe looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers have decided interim coach Tom Rowe's stint will end when their season does Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Rowe may still stay with the organization, said the person who spoke Tuesday, April 4, 2017, on condition of anonymity because Florida has not revealed any details publicly. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)  (The Associated Press)

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Florida Panthers will not retain Tom Rowe as coach after this season.

Rowe will have the chance to stay with the organization in some capacity, said the person, who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the Panthers have not publicly revealed details.

Rowe essentially gave up being general manager to take over as interim coach when the Panthers fired Gerard Gallant in November. Rowe had indicated he wanted to stay as coach.

Florida's final game is Sunday at Washington. The Panthers won the Atlantic Division last year, but missed the playoffs this year.

The next coach will be Florida's fifth in a span of less than four years, following Kevin Dineen, Peter Horachek, Gallant and Rowe.