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Tocchet scheduled to appear in court Friday

Updated: May 25, 2007, 11:17 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. -- Rick Tocchet, the former hockey star and Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach at the center of a gambling ring investigation, was due in court at 11 a.m. Friday.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing sources familiar with the investigation, reported Friday that Tocchet would plead to lesser charges after reaching a deal with New Jersey prosecutors.

But David Wald, a spokesman for the state attorney general's office, which announced the scheduled appearance, would not ...

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