Habs great di­ag­nosed with oral can­cer

The Chronicle Herald (Provincial) - - SPORTS -

For­mer Mon­treal Cana­di­ens de­fence­man and Hockey Hall of Famer Guy La­pointe has been di­ag­nosed with oral can­cer, the team an­nounced Wed­nes­day.

"Dr. Keith Richard­son, the treat­ing physi­cian from the McGill Uni­ver­sity Health Cen­tre, in­di­cated that the can­cer is lo­cated at the base of the tongue," the Cana­di­ens said in a state­ment. "La­pointe will be­gin his treat­ments in the com­ing weeks. This form of can­cer has a high cure rate." La­pointe, 71, col­lected 166 goals and 406 as­sists in 777 games with Mon­treal (1968-82), with which he won six Stan­ley Cup ti­tles. (Reuters)

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