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Former Sabres coach Marcel Pronovost dies at age 84

Marcel Pronovost, the fourth coach of the Buffalo Sabres, died Sunday at age 84.

Pronovost, who had a Hockey Hall of Fame career as a defensemen for Detroit and Toronto, coached parts of two seasons with the Sabres. He went 52-29 with 23 ties from October 1977 to December 1978. Pronovost took over for Floyd Smith and was replaced by Billy Inglis.

Pronovost won the Stanley Cup five times as a player and worked as a scout for the New Jersey Devils when they won three championships.

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