Randy Carlyle will return next season as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.

The Toronto Star reported some members of Carlyle's coaching staff will not be returning.

Carlyle's job status had been in question since a late-season collapse by the Maple Leafs and the hiring of Brendan Shanahan as their new president.

Carlyle took over as coach of the Maple Leafs on March 2, 2012 after he was fired by the Anaheim Ducks earlier in the season.

The following season, he led Toronto back to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in nine years. The Maple Leafs rallied from a 3-1 deficit against the Boston Bruins in the first round only to lose the series in seven games, blowing a 4-1 lead in the third period of Game 7 and losing in overtime.

The Maple Leafs spent much of this season in a playoff position only to falter down the stretch, losing 12 of their final 14 games, and finish 12th in the Eastern Conference with a 38-36-8 record.

Carlyle also spent parts of seven seasons coaching the Ducks, leading them to the franchise's only Stanley Cup title in 2007. His career record is 343-244-77.

Carlyle spent 17 seasons as an NHL defenseman with the Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets and Pittsburgh Penguins.