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Gretzky Takes Leave Of Absence

from the CP via TSN,
Wayne Gretzky put his coaching career on hold with the Phoenix Coyotes Saturday night, citing family reasons in a team release. Gretzky's mother Phyllis is battling cancer and he is travelling to Ontario to be with her. Assistant coach Rick Tocchet took over for Gretzky, who became the team's coach before the season. "We respect and support Wayne's decision," Coyotes general manager Michael Barnett said in the release. "Family has always come first to the Gretzkys, as it should.
more update 9:30pm, Toronto Star reporting Gretzky has quit...
Wayne Gretzky quit as coach of the Phoenix Coyotes Saturday, citing family reasons. Gretzky’s mother Phyllis is battling cancer and he is travelling to Ontario to be with her.
It is the same story from the CP but the headlines and opening paragraph are a bit different.

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