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Flames request permission to interview Yeo: report

Ducks also asked to speak with former Wild coach

by NHL.com @NHL / NHL.com

Mike Yeo is a candidate for the two remaining coaching positions in the NHL.

One day after Yeo received permission to interview with the Anaheim Ducks, the Calgary Flames have requested approval to speak with him about their coaching vacancy, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Wednesday.

Yeo is working as an assistant coach for Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, where Flames general manager Brad Treliving is Canada GM.

The Flames fired coach Bob Hartley on May 3. They finished fifth in the Pacific Division with a 35-40-7 record, one season after reaching the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Yeo, 42, was fired by the Minnesota Wild on Feb. 13. The Wild reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs the past three seasons and were eliminated in the Western Conference Second Round by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2014 and 2015. Minnesota was 46-28-8 last season, the second-most wins and points in its history.

The Wild were 23-22-10, and losers of eight straight games and 13 of 14, when Yeo was replaced by John Torchetti. On May 7, Minnesota hired Bruce Boudreau, fired by the Ducks on April 29.

Yeo interviewed with the Ottawa Senators last month, according to the Ottawa Sun, before the Senators hired Guy Boucher on May 8.

Yeo signed a multiyear contract extension with the Wild on May 31, 2014.

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