The Flyers have scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. ET when management is expected to make the announcement official.
Philadelphia has dropped its first three regular-season games for the second consecutive season and been outscored 9-3 in those contests this time around.
The Flyers mustered only 18 shots in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Carolina.
Laviolette had previously won a Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes and guided Philadelphia to the Cup final in 2010 but the team has struggled since, ousted in Round 2 of the playoffs in 2011 and 2012 and missing the post-season in last year’s lockout-shortened campaign.
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