Sabres Announcer Rick Jeanneret Has Throat Cancer

By News 8

Published 07/02 2014 12:54PM

Updated 07/02 2014 01:06PM

Sad news out of Buffalo where Sabres legendary play-by-play announcer Rick Jeanneret has revealed he has throat cancer.

The Sabres released a statement this morning that reads, in part:
"RJ has been a vital part of the Sabres family and the Buffalo community for 43 years, and this news undoubtedly weighs heavily on everyone who has had the privilege of listening to his broadcasts through the years."

The Sabres set up an email address - for fans to send well-wishes and notes of encouragement.

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