Eddie Olczyk diagnosed with colon cancer


Longtime NHL fixture Eddie Olczyk had surgery last week to remove a cancerous tumor from his colon.

Olczyk announced the diagnosis Tuesday via the Blackhawks, whose team physician Dr. Michael Terry said the broadcaster will be undergoing further treatment in the coming weeks, including chemotherapy.

I left Ottawa for Chicago after five seasons. Both Ottawa and Chicago Cheap NFL Jerseys USA will always be special places in my heart, Havlat said in a release to the NHLPA. They are great cities and good organizations, and I met a lot of great people there. It was hard to leave Chicago after three years and then playing in another conference final in 2009. Really, it was hard to leave both Ottawa and Chicago. But that’s hockey.

Havlat was selected 26th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1999 NHL Draft. He made his debut during the 2000-01 season and was recently named to the franchise’s 25th anniversary team on Feb. 3.

The Czech Republic native, who last played briefly with the St. Louis Blues, also had stints with the Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks and New Jersey Devils. He also represented his country at the World Hockey Championship three times, winning a gold medal in 2000 and a bronze in 2011.

Havlat finished his career with 242 goals and 352 assists for 594 points in 790 NHL games.

Justin Williams, RW ( Signed with Hurricanes ) — Mr. Game 7 goes back to the place where he earned his reputation as one of the NHL’s best playoff performers, inking a two-year, $9 million ($4.5 AAV) deal with the Canes. He spent five years in Carolina, winning the Cup in 2006. Now 35, he’s a captain candidate for a young squad on the rise.

Karl Alzner, D ( Signed with Canadiens ) — Alzner, one of the more sought-after Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys defensemen on the market, heads to Montreal on a contract that was more team-friendly than expected: five years at $4.625 million per annum. The 28-year-old fills a need for the Habs, who have a ton of blue line minutes to give.