Jacques Demers, Senator and former NHL coach, released from hospital

Former Montreal Canadiens' coach Jacques Demers attends the funeral of former Canadiens trainer Eddy Palchak in Dorval, Montreal, Tuesday, November 22, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Graham Hughes

OTTAWA – Senator and former Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Demers is back home after being hospitalized Saturday.

His director of parliamentary affairs confirmed in an email that Demers, 72, had been admitted to a Montreal hospital but couldn’t immediately provide any details.

Original reports erroneously stated he had suffered a second stroke.

Global news spoke with his Senate office Sunday afternoon, which said Demers had been feeling weak and his wife, out of precaution, brought him to the hospital.

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Demers had suffered a stroke in April but his health seemed to have improved recently.

He was at the Canadiens’ home opener on Tuesday night, smiling in a wheelchair while handing a torch to Captain Max Pacioretty to close out a pre-game ceremony.

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Demers led the Canadiens to their last Stanley Cup in 1993.

He also coached the Quebec Nordiques, the Detroit Red Wings and the St. Louis Blues.

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