Wild GM Bill Guerin Cleared After Verbal Abuse Investigation

It appears things have gotten a little heated in Minnesota and the Wild have been dealing with some serious issues on and off the ice.

Wild GM and president of hockey operations, Bill Guerin had been under a third-party investigation after an employee of the team filed a complaint via the team's human resources department. The complaint alleged verbal abuse in the workplace as Guerin was reportedly heated in a late November incident. 

The investigation and Guerin being cleared was first reported by The Athletic's Michael Russo. The report included:

Two attorneys conducted interviews with more than 15 members of the Wild organization, and the investigation's findings were given to team ownership, which determined Guerin did not commit a fireable offense. League commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly are satisfied with the result. The Minnesota Wild takes its code of conduct seriously. We recently concluded two separate investigations into alleged violations of that code of conduct, and have taken appropriate steps to address the matters raised to our attention. The club will not comment further.

Minnesota is currently 11-12-4 on the season and are on the outside looking in at the Stanley Cup Playoff picture in the Western Conference. If things continue to trend in the wrong direction, expect to see Guerin start moving out some rentals as the changes will start to be felt off, and on the ice. 

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