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Sabres assistant coach Don Granato hospitalized with pneumonia; taking leave of absence from team

Sabres assistant coach hospitalized with pneumonia
Sabres assistant coach Don Granato hospitalized with pneumonia; taking leave of absence from team
Posted at 8:41 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 08:41:30-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Sabres announced on Tuesday that assistant coach Don Granato has been hospitalized with severe pneumonia and will be taking a leave of absence from the team.

In a statement the team says:

We wish him safe and speedy recovery

Taking Granato's place will be Rochester Americans head coach Chris Taylor, while Sabres' development coach Adam Mair will assist with the Americans.

Gord Dineen will become the Americans interim head coach.

Granato, 52, is the brother of former women's hockey goalie Cammi Granato, and previously served as an assistant on the Chicago Blackhawks.