Tocchet rejoins Gretzky's staff following gambling suspension

Updated: February 6, 2008, 10:28 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Rick Tocchet is rejoining the staff of Phoenix Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky after an absence of two years while he dealt with legal issues surrounding his involvement with illegal gambling.

The time away was a combination of a leave of absence and a suspension by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. Tocchet returns to his former job of associate head coach.

"This was a mistake. The whole thing makes you feel bad," Tocchet said on Wednesday. "I feel bad for my parents and ...

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