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‘Hurt, upset, embarrassed’ Sydor checks into treatment center


James OBrien

Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor voluntarily entered the league’s substance abuse program three days after being arrested on suspected drunk driving and child endangerment charges, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Specifically, the 43-year-old entered an inpatient treatment center in Malibu, Calif., on Monday; he’ll spend at least 30 days there.

His attorney Ryan Pacyga explained Sydor’s state of mind to the Star-Tribune yesterday.

“He’s hurt, he’s upset, he’s embarrassed by his actions, and his family is, too,” Pacyga said. “Right now, it’s about Darryl taking care of himself and really getting his arms around this.”

Sydor’s attorney spoke with the Wild and the league on Monday.

There’s no update regarding Sydor’s situation with the Wild, other than the fact that nothing’s officially changed just yet. He’ll still be at the treatment center when Minnesota’s training camp kicks off on Sept. 17.

The Star-Tribune notes that Sydor is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 17.