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Canada's Yzerman plans to call Gretzky

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT - Hockey Canada executive director and Red Wings vice president Steve Yzerman plans to call Wayne Gretzky to find out his plans for the future.

Yzerman said in a phone interview Saturday that he has been in contact with Gretzky to talk about his experiences at the Olympics.

Gretzky resigned Thursday as the coach and director of hockey operations for the financially struggling Phoenix Coyotes. He led Hockey Canada during the previous two Olympics.

Yzerman was appointed last year to take over for Gretzky as Canada gears up for a bid to win men's hockey gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

Yzerman has been a Red Wings vice president since retiring three years ago.

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