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Coach/GM expected to make full recovery

CALGARY, Alberta -- Darryl Sutter, who coached the Calgary Flames to the Stanley Cup finals last season, had an emergency
appendectomy and was recovering Friday.

Sutter underwent surgery Thursday night and all went well, the team said. The club added that the 46-year-old coach is expected to make a full
recovery and be released from the hospital soon.

Sutter became coach of the Flames in December 2002 and took over
as general manager in April 2003.

The Flames lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a seven-game Stanley Cup finals.