According to the report, Daniels and Ryan were apparently face-to-face during the middle of a sit-down meeting "with the possibility of a confrontation."
The reason for the confrontation is not known.
The Rangers have made the playoffs in three of the past four seasons and finished 2013 with a 91-72 record. The team said this week that they will retain Washington for another season.
The latest situation between Ryan and Daniels involved the firing of bench coach Jackie Moore. Moore was hand-picked by Ryan to replace Art Howe as the team's bench coach, but Daniels wanted to replace him last season. The Moore situation became a "flashpoint of front office tension,"