Wednesday night before NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry game between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks, Hall of Fame broadcaster Mike Emrick announced that Inside The Glass correspondent Pierre McGuire has been diagnosed with stage one prostate cancer.
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“We have an absence in our regular lineup tonight,” Emrick said. “Pierre Mcguire is watching from home tonight where he’s recovering from successful surgery from prostrate cancer last week. He is targeting a return to us for the Winter Olympics next month in South Korea. We think of him tonight as Brian Boucher is inside in the glass.”
According to USA Today’s Kevin Allen, the 56-year-old McGuire had successful successful surgery last Thursday (January 4th) after covering the Blackhawks-Rangers game the night before.
“I had no symptoms at all,” McGuire said to Allen exclusively. “If I wouldn’t have had a physical, I would have kept going and I never would have known, because nothing was bothering me.”
McGuire’s doctor, Michael Cohen, noticed an irregularity in McGuire’s PSA screening during his yearly physical. Further tests revealed that McGuire had a cancerous lesion.
McGuire, who attended RMNB Party 10 last year, says that no chemotherapy is currently planned and he expects to return to NBC next month for the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
“I feel fine. I feel great,” McGuire said. “I’m walking 3 ½ miles every day. Can’t do much else because of the sutures.”
McGuire’s diagnosis comes nearly a half year after lead analyst Eddie Olczyk was diagnosed with colon cancer. Olczky has worked off and on while receiving chemotherapy. Mike Milbury has replaced Olczky in the booth when he hasn’t felt up to working.
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