Former Montreal Canadiens player Gino Odjick is once again bothered by health problems and recently had to resume chemotherapy treatments.
In an interview with the newspaper The right, the former National Hockey League tough guy said his heart was again attacked by amyloidosis, a rare disease he first fought six years ago.
While the medical prognosis was rather poor, an experimental treatment the Ottawa Hospital underwent, combining chemotherapy and drugs, finally allowed him to regain his health.
Odjick told the Gatineau daily that he was starting the same treatment again, in Ottawa, and that he would follow chemotherapy treatments for the next six months.
The 50-year-old Odjick, who hails from Maniwaki, played 605 National Hockey League games for the Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers. He was penalized 2567 minutes during his career.