Sources: Flames talk to Burke about job

September, 4, 2013
UPDATED: Sept. 5, 2013 at 9:35 a.m.

The Calgary Flames talked to Brian Burke about a front office role with the organization, sources told's Pierre LeBrun.

The Flames are schedule to make an announcement on Thursday at 12 p.m. ET. Team president Ken King had no comment when asked about the announcement.

Burke, who recently joined Rugby Canada’s board of directors, is currently a part-time scout for the Anaheim Ducks and the director of player personnel for the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Fired as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs in January, Burke was previously the GM of the Ducks, Vancouver Canucks and Hartford Whalers. He won the Stanley Cup in Anaheim in 2007.

The Flames are rebuilding after trading Jarome Iginla and Jay Bouwmeester last season.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.



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