Former San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer will consider coaching in the NHL again this year depending on the situation, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

The Sharks fired DeBoer on Wednesday after a disappointing start to the season.

“Sometimes coaches want to take time, maybe the rest of the season before they come back,” Friedman said during Saturday’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada. “The word is, however, that depending on the situation, Peter DeBoer is willing to listen and will consider coaching this year."