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Canucks' GM Gillis responds to Tortorella suspension

Monday, 01.20.2014 / 8:12 PM / News

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Canucks' GM Gillis responds to Tortorella suspension
The Vancouver Canucks issued a statement from president and general manager Mike Gillis in response to coach John Tortorella's 15-day suspension.

The Vancouver Canucks issued the following statement from president and general manager Mike Gillis in response to the 15-day suspension coach John Tortorella received Monday:

"We respect the decision made by the National Hockey League today to suspend John Tortorella for 15 days from Sunday, with no contact with the team for six games," Gillis said. "We would also like to acknowledge our organization's full support for John and we look forward to having him back behind the bench soon."

No further comments will be made by the Canucks at this time.

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