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Tampa Bay Lightning assistant coach Wayne Fleming undergoes procedure to address brain tumor

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Tampa Bay Lightning assistant coach Wayne Fleming is "resting comfortably" at home after a procedure at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to address what the team called a primary brain tumor. Fleming has missed the past four games.

The team is not ruling out Fleming for the playoffs and said his participation will be based on his "level of comfort during the treatment process."

Here is the statement from the team:

Tampa Bay Lightning assistant coach Wayne Fleming is home resting comfortably after undergoing a procedure on Thursday, April 7 at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.  Fleming was recently diagnosed as having a primary brain tumor.

Fleming, in his first season behind the bench with the Lightning, will follow a treatment schedule as prescribed by doctors pending oncology test results.  The depth of Fleming's involvement with the Lightning during the postseason will be based on his level of comfort during the treatment process.

No further comment from Fleming or the team is available at this time.

[Last modified: Monday, May 9, 2011 12:15am]

    

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