Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk undergoes successful liver transplant

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Days after announcing he was in need of a new liver, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk underwent a successful transplant Tuesday night.

According to the Senators, the anonymous donor and Melnyk are doing fine and resting comfortably. The University Health Network’s Multi-Organ Transplant Program will release an update on the progress of both later this week.

From the Senators:

Mr. Melnyk and his family would like to thank everyone for their continued support and wish to extend their immense gratitude to the anonymous donor and the donor’s family.

For more information on organ donation or to register as an organ and tissue donor in Ontario, visit

After a year in which GM Bryan Murray was diagnosed with cancer and the organization lost assistant coach Mark Reeds to his own battle with the disease, it's great to hear some positive health news coming from the Senators.

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