NHL News: Eddie Olczyk, NY Islanders and St. Louis Blues

NHL News: Eddie Olczyk, NY Islanders and St. Louis Blues

Eddie Olczyk
On Eddie Olczyk …

Chicago Blackhawks: Eddie Olczyk has been diagnosed with colon cancer and released the following statement.

“I have been diagnosed with a form of colon cancer and am currently undergoing treatment for the disease. I have been working with outstanding health care professionals and expect to be back in the broadcast booth after I complete my treatment. Having the support and encouragement from my family, the Chicago Blackhawks organization, NBC Sports and all my friends and fans means the world to me and will give me continued strength to beat this. My family and I appreciate privacy during this time as we focus our attention on my treatments.”

On the New York Islanders …

New York Islanders: The Islanders signed forward Stephen Gionta to a one-year, two-way deal. The 33-year old recorded six points in 26 games for the Islanders last season. Gionta played in seven games for their AHL team in Bridgeport.

On the St. Louis Blues …

Andy Strickland: The St. Louis Blues signed a one-year agreement with the Tulsa Oilers of the ECHL.