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Rick Jeanneret “Still Grinding” After Radiation Treatments

from Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News,

“It’s been a long grind, that’s for sure,” Jeanneret added. “And I am still grinding.”

The last of his 33 radiation treatments was Sept. 9.

“You don’t feel the radiation,” he said. “It’s the results of the radiation that you feel. They target the specific area where the cancer is.”

He said the doctors must wait eight weeks after radiation ends before seeing whether the treatments succeeded. He previously had been told that he has a 75 percent chance of recovery.

Jeanneret remains optimistic that he will return to call games this season, but there is no timetable as the team prepares to start the regular National Hockey League season on Thursday without him at the microphone.

“I still have throat issues, it is very sore,” he said. “A lot of people have said my voice sounds stronger than they expected it to. It doesn’t sound so strong from my mind though.”

He estimates his voice is at only about 50 percent, which seemed accurate from the telephone conversation.


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Slumpy's avatar

Life sure has a sick sense of humor.

This guy is one of my favorite NHL broadcasters ever!

Heal fast and return to us old boy.

Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 10/05/14 at 01:33 AM ET

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