Tony Granato Returning As Avalanche Head Coach

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Tony Granato is returning as coach of the Colorado Avalanche.

The team said Thursday Granato will take over from Joel Quenneville, who parted ways with the Avalanche two weeks ago by mutual agreement.

Granato was 72-33-17-11 when he led the team from 2002 to 2004. He has served as an assistant for the Avs since the 2005-06 season.