Laviolette will return to Flyers next season

Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Peter Laviolette will remain as the Flyers coach, GM Paul Holmgren announced on Sunday.

Holmgren had said he would evaluate the coach after the season. He announced at an end-of-year news conference that Laviolette will be back.

Laviolette has two years remaining on his contract.

The Flyers went 23-22-3 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007 _ and for just the second time in the last 18 years.

Look for Laviolette to be on a short leash next season.