The Minnesota Wild have fired head coach Bruce Boudreau after three and a half seasons behind the bench.

Boudreau's record with the Wild is 158-115-35. The team sits in fifth place in the Central Division this season with a 27-23-7 record.

Dean Evason has been named as the team's interim head coach.

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Wild GM Bill Guerin says:

I would like to thank Bruce for his hard work and commitment to the Minnesota Wild during his tenure with the organization and wish him and his family the best in the future.

The Wild host the San Jose Sharks Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center.

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