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Tocchet's ban for role in illegal gambling ring extended

Updated: November 2, 2007, 12:49 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Rick Tocchet still has time to serve before he will be allowed back behind an NHL bench.

Tocchet, already on two years' probation after he pleaded guilty to promoting gambling and conspiracy to promote gambling, won't be able to resume his position as an assistant coach with the Phoenix Coyotes until next Feb. 7, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday.

Since the betting ring, in which Tocchet partnered with a New Jersey state trooper and another man, became public ...

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