There’s plenty of uncertainty heading into the first Hockey Night in Canada broadcast since Don Cherry’s termination on Nov. 11 but one of the biggest questions was answered Friday.

Ron MacLean, Cherry’s longtime co-host on Coach’s Corner, will not be leaving the program. MacLean himself took to social media to shoot down rumours of his departure, clarifying that any desire to move on came while he was still processing the news that shook up the Canadian sports media landscape.