The Buffalo Sabres have announced Hall of Fame broadcaster Rick Jeanneret will rejoin the Sabres broadcast team to call the first period of the Sabres-Maple Leafs game on Saturday. The game, which begins at 7 p.m. on MSG, will be the Foster Hewitt Award winner's first game since being treated for throat cancer in early September.
"The time seems right to slowly begin transitioning back to work," Jeanneret said. "My doctors have told me I'm cancer free, and I'm feeling well enough to get back in the booth - even if it's only on a limited basis for the time being. The kindness and well-wishes from everyone, especially Sabres fans and the Western New York community, has been overwhelming, and I'm truly grateful for the tremendous support during this process."