NBC hockey researcher Pierre McGuire is recuperating from medicine to mislay his prostate following a Stage 1 cancer diagnosis late last year.
McGuire told TSN 690’s “Melnick in the Afternoon” radio show on Wednesday that he feels “fantastic” after the Jan. 4 surgery, which was achieved at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan the morning after he worked the Rangers-Blackhawks diversion at Madison Square Garden.
McGuire, 56, perceived his diagnosis in Nov following a slight checkup in September.
“I had no signs at all that we was ill,” he said. “My work habits hadn’t changed, my examination habits hadn’t changed. My eating habits hadn’t changed. we hadn’t lost weight and hadn’t gained weight. we was just vital a normal life.”
After conduct coaching stints with the Hartford Whalers and Ottawa Senators in the 1990s, McGuire has turn a informed face as “inside the glass” contributor between the benches for NBC Sports.
McGuire’s co-worker and play-by-play broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick announced the diagnosis and medicine on the air before Wednesday night’s diversion between the Wild and Blackhawks.
McGuire told USA Today that Emrick, a prostate cancer survivor, has been “an extraordinary resource.”
“I’m so beholden to the NBC hockey family,” he said. “NBC (people) have been phenomenal.”
McGuire is not being treated with chemotherapy and expects to return inside the potion next month as partial of NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
“I’m back doing radio and I’m examination games every night,” he said, per USA Today. “I can’t transport right now. That’s what is holding me back.”
McGuire’s diagnosis comes after a formidable year for the network’s hockey talent. Fellow researcher Ed Olczyk announced he was diagnosed with colon cancer in August, and play-by-play announcer Dave Strader died in Oct following a year-long battle with bile channel cancer.
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