The struggling St. Louis Blues fired coach Craig Berube on Tuesday night.
Drew Bannister, coach of the Springfield Thunderbirds, St. Louis’ AHL affiliate, was named the team’s interim coach by president of hockey operations Doug Armstrong. Bannister will travel to St. Louis on Wednesday and serve his first game behind the bench Thursday when the Blues host the Ottawa Senators.
Berube, 57, had a three-year contract that ran through the 2024-25 season. He led the Blues to the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history in the 2018-19 season.