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Berube named head coach of AHL Wolves

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GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Craig Berube of the Philadelphia Flyers watches from the bench during the second period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on December 29, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Craig Berube is going back behind a bench. He’s been named head coach of the St. Louis Blues’ AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.

Berube was most recently a bench boss in Philadelphia. He was fired by the Flyers at the end of the 2014-15 season, eventually replaced by Dave Hakstol.

This won’t be Berube’s first time as head coach in the AHL. He served as the Phantoms’ head coach in 2007-08, going 46-27-7 before losing in the second round of the playoffs.

Berube, 50, was rumored to be a candidate for a number of assistant positions in the NHL, but this job -- i.e., being in charge of a team -- may be a better route to getting back to the NHL as a head coach.

It worked for Mike Sullivan, after all.

Related: Berube surprised by firing: ‘I expected to come back and coach again’