Kamloops Blazers' associate coach Sydor taking leave of absence

General manager Matt Bardsley: "I'm not sure what's going to happen. Our focus is some time away, so that's what we're doing."

The Kamloops Blazers announced in a brief press release that associate coach Darryl Sydor has taken a personal leave of absence from the hockey club.

Blazers' general manager Matt Bardsley was asked why Sydor is taking the leave of absence.

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"We can’t talk about that right now," Bardsley told KTW on Friday afternoon. "We want him to take some time."

Bardlsey said there is no timeline for his return.

"We don’t know," Bardsley said. "Right now, he’s just taking time away. There is no timeline on it.

"I'm not sure what's going to happen. Our focus is some time away, so that's what we're doing."

Sydor, who is also part-owner of the Western Hockey League team, was added to the bench as an assistant coach in February and promoted to associate coach prior to this season.

The former defenceman played in 1,291 NHL games and won Stanley Cups with Dallas in 1999 and Tampa Bay in 2004. He also played his junior hockey in Kamloops from 1988 to 1992, winning a Memorial Cup in 1992.

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