Bettman expects Tocchet to rejoin Coyotes on Thursday

Updated: February 5, 2008, 12:28 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Rick Tocchet could be back in the NHL real soon.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, who attended Phoenix's 4-3 overtime win against Colorado on Monday, said beforehand that Tocchet is on track to resume his position as an assistant coach with the Coyotes on Thursday.

Tocchet is currently on two years' probation after pleading guilty to promoting gambling and conspiracy to promote gambling.

"I spoke with Rick last week and I wished him well," Bettman said. "I think it's time for ...

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