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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -Former NHL coach Pat Burns has been released from the hospital after having complications from lung and colon cancer.

Burns was admitted on Sunday, the day of his 58th birthday, and his wife told Montreal radio station CKAC on Thursday that he had returned home. Burns is a regular contributor to a morning sports show on the station.

Burns, who captured a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 2003, won 501 games from 1988-2004. He was forced to leave coaching because of the colon cancer, and when he was diagnosed with lung cancer last year, he opted against treatment.

He traveled to Quebec two weeks ago to take part in a ceremony where it was announced an arena would be named after him in the border community of Stanstead.

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