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Former Blue faces up to 10 years in prison

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- The sentencing date for former St. Louis Blues player Mike Danton has been rescheduled from Friday to Nov. 8.

The office of U.S. District Judge William Stiehl says he had a scheduling conflict and had to change the hearing date.

Danton, who turns 24 on Thursday, pleaded guilty July 16 to charges related to a murder-for-hire plot, a move that almost certainly will end his NHL career.

Prosecutors have said that Danton wanted his agent, David Frost,
killed.

Danton faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Last month, a federal jury acquitted co-defendant Katie Wolfmeyer of charges that she helped Danton in the plot.