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More than four years since leaving the Phoenix Coyotes, Wayne Gretzky will be repaid money he was owed by former team owner Jerry Moyes, the NHL itself agreeing to cut a check to the Great One after reaching a tentative deal with the legend, sources tell ESPN.com.
Sources would not confirm the exact figure settled on but it's believed to be around $7 million to $8 million.
The NHL for the past few years had sought to get the money owed to Gretzky from Moyes via a lawsuit but a judge threw out most of the league's claims from the suit against Moyes in early October.
In light of the delays associated with the Moyes litigation, the Audit/Finance Committee from the NHL's Board of Governors approved a plan to make Gretzky whole for deferred compensation owed to him by Moyes, and which was never paid as a result of the Coyotes bankruptcy back in September 2009, source have told ESPN.com.
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