Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold put to rest speculation a quick playoff exit would signal the end of GM Chuck Fletcher’s time with the team Thursday.

According to a report from the Star Tribune, Leipold reiterated Fletcher will remain GM, regardless how – or when – the Wild’s playoff run ends.

“I should put this to bed right now, Leipold told the Star Tribune. “There is absolutely no way Chuck is not going to be here next year. He is our guy. I continue to have a high level of confidence in Chuck and his staff and we’re already talking about next year.”

The Wild are currently down three games to one against the top-seeded Dallas Stars. Minnesota has lost in the second round of the playoffs the past two seasons in the first round the season prior. They are in danger of keeping that streak alive this season.

Still, Leipold said Fletcher is not on the hot seat.

“If there are rumors, and I haven’t seen them, then they aren’t something Chuck or anyone else should be worried about,” Leipold said, according to the Star Tribune.

But the report also states the GM may be asked to alter his approach moving forward.

“Let’s just say that Chuck’s going to be with us and we haven’t gotten into any detail.”

Fletcher has held the GM title in Minnesota the past seven years, leading the Wild to the playoffs four times.