Minnesota Wild fire head coach Bruce Boudreau

Updated: February 14, 2020 at 12:19 pm by Zach Laing

Mar 25, 2019; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau looks on during the third period against the Nashville Predators at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The @Minnesota Wild have fired head coach Bruce Boudreau, the club announced Friday.

In his fourth season with the club, Boudreau got word he was being let go by first-year GM Bill Guerin ahead of an 11:30 practice, The Star Tribune’s Sarah McLellan wrote.

The Wild blew a 3-1 third period lead against last night in a 4-3 shootout loss to the @New York Rangers. Meanwhile, the Wild sit with a 27-23-7 record and 61 points — three back of the final Western Conference playoff spot.

Through his four-season, Boudreau had a 158-110-35 record and two playoff appearances — both which came in his first two years with the club and both saw the Wild eliminated in the first round.

Boudreau was in the final year of a four-year contract. Assistant coach

Dean Evason is expected to take over the bench.

The trade comes days after the Wild traded F @Jason Zucker to the @Pittsburgh Penguins for propsect Caden Addison, a first-round pick and F @Alex Galchenyuk.

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