Report: Oilers’ Lowe removed from Hockey Ops role

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According to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, the Edmonton Oilers have removed Kevin Lowe as the club’s President of Hockey Operations.

Lowe, who spent a total of 15 seasons as a player with the Oilers, joined the club as an assistant coach in 1998 and served as the club’s general manager from 2000-2009 when he was promoted to President of Hockey Operations.

The Oilers are expected to announce the hiring of Peter Chiarelli at some point today.

Update from TSN’s Bob McKenzie: