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Hockey world sends warm wishes to Jeanneret via Twitter

Warm wishes poured forth via Twitter on Wednesday after Sabres’ Hall of Fame announcer Rick Jeanneret released the news he has throat cancer. Here’s a sampling:

Ryan Miller (@RyanMiller3039)

Thoughts are with Rick Jeanneret. I hope everyone lets him know how much he is loved & that we believe in him in his fight against cancer.

Jay McKee (@JayMcKee74)

Thoughts are with good friend Rick Jeanneret as the Buffalo legend now fights throat cancer. Rick bleeds blue & gold, he’ll win this fight!

Matthew Barnaby (@MattBarnaby3636)

Thoughts are with the great Rick Jeanneret who’s voice is etched in my mind. #LalalaLafontaine #MayDay

Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN, TSN commentator)

Thoughts and good wishes to legendary Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret who was diagnosed with throat cancer. See you in the booth soon, RJ!

Jim Jackson (@JimJPhilly, Flyers announcer)

Get well wishes to Sabres’ voice Rick Jeanneret. See you in the fall way upstairs where “Momma hides the cookies” in the broadcast booth!

Dave Strader (@TheVoiceDS, NHL on NBC announcer)

Saddened by Rick Jeanneret’s diagnosis, but encouraged by his quotes of strength, courage and determination. #GetWellRJ

NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL)

Our thoughts and well wishes are with #Sabres broadcasting legend Rick Jeanneret as he fights this battle.

Rochester Americans (@AmerksHockey)

Our thoughts and prayers go out to @BuffaloSabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret. Best wishes on a full and speedy recovery! #GetWellRJ

Portland Pirates (@PortlandPirates)

Our thoughts are with @BuffaloSabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret and his son Mark, our former broadcaster, as Rick battles cancer. #GetWell

Bailey LA Kings (@BaileyLAKings, Kings mascot)

Thoughts and prayers go out Rick Jeanneret and the @BuffaloSabres #youWILLbeatthis #BELIEVE

Make-A-Wish WNY (@makeawishwny)

We extend encouragement and many positive thoughts to @BuffaloSabres legendary voice and long-time supporter of WNY wishes, Rick Jeanneret.

Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer)

Sad to hear of Rick Jeanneret’s cancer diagnosis. A true @BuffaloSabres & @NHL legend. Get well soon, RJ! #PrayersforRJ

Brian Higgins (@RepBrianHiggins)

Our thoughts & prayers are with legendary @BuffaloSabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret as he fights cancer #PrayersForRJ

For more Twitter reaction, go to the Sabres Edge blog at

Hockey world sends warm wishes to Jeanneret via Twitter

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