Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Olczyk's Return to Broadcasting Will Start Wednesday Night

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Olczyk's Return to Broadcasting Will Start Wednesday Night

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Former NHL player and Penguins coach and current NBC analyst Eddie Olczyk will return to broadcasting after the start of his 24-week chemotherapy for a form of colon cancer.

Olczyk, who won the Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers in 1993-94 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2012, won't have a full-time schedule, but he is slated to return Wednesday night for the Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues game.

He also plans to do the Blackhawks' local broadcast Thursday night, when Chicago plays host to the Edmonton Oilers.

Olczyk told USA Today Sports that he is three chemotherapy treatments in and has nine left.

"We have some dates that we have highlighted and, hopefully, I will be strong enough to do the job," Olczyk said. "If I am not feeling good, I just have to be honest with everyone and tell them I can't do it."

"Doing what I love to do will help me pass the time,

"Looking at the calendar hour by hour, day by day, week by week, month by month gets a little long. …

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