Rick Tocchet unlikely to return to Coyotes

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Rick Tocchet is likely coaching his final games with the Arizona Coyotes, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports.

“My sense is that Rick Tocchet’s days with the Arizona Coyotes are probably over at the end of this season,” Dreger said Thursday on Insider Trading. “There was a sense that perhaps there would be an opportunity to extend, but my sources indicated that it’s more likely that Tocchet goes to the free market.”

Tocchet, 57, is in his fourth season as head coach of the Coyotes, and has a 123-131-34 record behind the bench with the club.