WINNIPEG - There is no word yet on whether convicted sex offender Graham James will seek bail on the nine new charges he is facing.

A lawyer for James appeared briefly in court this morning to have the case put over to Monday.

James was not in court himself, and remains in custody in Winnipeg.

The former junior hockey coach faces charges including sexual exploitation, sexual assault and gross indecency that date back as far as 1979.

There are three complainants, including former NHL star Theoren Fleury, who says he is glad to see James taken off the streets.

James, 58, pleaded guilty in 1997 to assaulting two teenage players, including former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy, and was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

He was quietly pardoned three years ago, a move which prompted the federal government to toughen Canada's pardon system.