By Pierre LeBrun (The Athletic)

Mike Babcock is stepping back into the hockey spotlight on Sunday, though not in the way he was accustomed to for 30-plus years.

In fact, it’s the first time in 33 years Babcock isn’t behind the bench as a coach.

The time away from the game has been “spectacular,’’ Babcock said. He and his wife Maureen travelled last year before COVID stopped the world and have since enjoyed spending time with their three grown kids.

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