Major Announcement in Montreal this afternoon?

The Montreal Canadiens have called a news conference for 4pm et/1pm pt where president Pierre Boivin will make ‘an important announcement regarding the club’s hockey management.’

The latest news is that Gainey has not been fired but will instead be stepping down

Pierre Gauthier will be an interim GM

The Canadiens are 28-26-6 this season and are sixth in the Eastern Conference standings.