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Burns back home after pneumonia scare

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Three-time Jack Adams Award-winning coach Pat Burns is out of the hospital and resting at home after a bout with pneumonia.

Robin Burns, a cousin of the coach that won the 2003 Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils, told TSN, "Pat is home taking his medicine," referring to antibiotics to treat his illness.

Pat Burns reportedly was hospitalized near his home in Florida last Sunday, his 58th birthday.

Burns is battling lung cancer -- his third bout with the disease following occurrences in his colon and liver -- but he's refused any chemotherapy treatments.

Burns, who remains employed the New Jersey Devils as a special assignment coach, made his most recent public appearance two weeks ago in Stanstead, Que., when it was announced an arena named for him will be built on the campus of Stanstead College.

Burns won the NHL coach of the year award with three different teams -- Montreal in 1989, Toronto in 1993 and Boston in 1998. He coached in 1,019 NHL games from 1988 to 2004, compiling a 501-350-175 record with the Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Bruins and Devils.



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