The Ottawa senators interviewed Hall of Fame goalkeeper Patrick Roy for the vacant position on Tuesday and could make a decision this weekend, according to the TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.
LeBrun states that the general manager of Sens, Pierre Dorion, will take "the stock of seven coaching candidates and close a decision".
Roy returned to QMJHL's Quebec Remparts early last season.
The 53-year-old has previously served as vice president and coach of the Colorado Avalanche since 2013. He has accumulated a 130-92-24 record behind the bench and a percentage of .577 points. He resigned from the club in August 2016.
Ottawa fired third-year coach Guy Boucher this season after recording a record of 22-37-5 in the first 64 games. Marc Crawford, who has temporarily taken over, is also a candidate for the job.