Habs great diagnosed with oral cancer
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)