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Former NHL coach and Canadian Senator Jacques Demers is in stable condition after being rushed to hospital on Saturday.
Radio-Canada and his employer, the sports television channel RDS, had earlier reported he had suffered a stroke — his second in six months.
But his wife, Deborah Anderson, told a Montreal newspaper last night that tests showed he was in fact suffering from an infection.
"He's fine, he underwent some tests and everything suggests that it is not a stroke, but an infection," she told Le Journal de Montréal.
via RDS (tranlated),
Sad news. Our colleague and friend Jacques Demers suffered a second stroke within six months.
The former Canadiens coach was admitted to hospital earlier this afternoon.
We have no details about his condition at this time.
At Jacques and his family, the thoughts of the whole team of RDS with you.
Very nice moment and so good to see Demers with a huge smile.
from Stu Cown of the Montreal Gazette,
If there is a nicer gentleman in the world of sports than Jacques Demers I have yet to meet him.
In fact, it would be hard to find a nicer man anywhere. So it was fantastic to see Demers’s smiling face again Wednesday night as he was inducted into the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame. It was also difficult to see him in a wheelchair and unable to speak, paralyzed on his right side. But it could have been much worse after the last Canadiens coach to win a Stanley Cup suffered a stroke in April.
Demers, 72, loved to golf as a member of the Whitlock club in Hudson and has always loved to talk, as anyone who knows him will tell you. He can no longer do those two things, but his wife Debbie says he does have some feeling in his right leg and doctors think he will eventually be able to walk with a cane. He’s also working on his speech.
But as anyone who has a family member who has suffered a stroke knows, the future is always uncertain.
“It’s a slow, long process and time will tell,” Debbie said over the phone from their West Island home Thursday morning.
"I still maintain this, and I'm not saying this to please anybody: If Carey Price is there Montreal is not out of it now. That's how good Price is. You can't lose your top player. He's also a tremendous leader, a silent leader. He doesn't have to yell. It's the way he works, like Steve Yzerman when he was my captain in Detroit."
-Jacques Demers on Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens. Dave Stubbs of NHL.com has more from Demers.
from the CP at TSN,
A gruesome accident during what should have been a routine operation nearly killed hockey man-turned-parliamentarian Jacques Demers this summer.
The frail-looking Conservative senator has gone public to describe his brush with death.
Now resting at his Montreal-area home, Demers has lost 43 pounds this summer and even his voice is sounding a little thinner.
Demers described his ordeal in an interview with the RDS sports network, where he worked for years as a hockey analyst.
from CTV Montreal,
Jacques Demers, former-hockey-coach-turned-senator, is recovering in an Ottawa hospital after undergoing surgery.
Demers was suffering from a stomach ailment that kept him bed-ridden for a week, according to reports.
The 65-year-old is said to be in stable condition, but it’s not clear how long he will remain hospitalized.
from the CP via TSN,
Ex-NHL hockey coach Jacques Demers, who has spoken frankly about his lifelong battle with illiteracy, is about to be named to the Senate, his employer said Thursday.
Now a hockey analyst, Demers’s current employer—television network RDS—announced the appointment on its web site.
It says he will be named to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper during his swing Thursday through Quebec City.
from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes,
Had a long talk the other day with former Lightning coach Jacques Demers, who is now a television analyst for Canada’s RDS network. Not surprising the discussion turned to Vinny Lecavalier and the rumors that we will hear perhaps all summer that he could be traded….
“If he trades Vinny, he can’t make a mistake,” Demers said of Lawton. “If he trades Vinny and gets quality players in return, he can turn this whole franchise around. That’s what he’s probably mulling every day when he gets up until when he goes to bed. He’s in a position right now where he could turn the franchise around.”
from Mike Brehm of USA TODAY,
You mentioned San Jose and Detroit as Cup favorites. Who are your favorites to come out of the East?
Demers: The Flyers are a solid team. Boston is a solid team. It’s tough in the East this year. Washington is definitely a strong contender, as is Pittsburgh. But in my opinion, if everything goes the way I think it could go with Carey Price, he has the ability to take the Montreal Canadiens to the Finals.
more from Jacques…