New York Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather will miss a few days of his duties as he is set to undergo surgery for prostate cancer later on Thursday. Sather is expected to return to the team after his recovery, while assistant general manager Jeff Gorton is expected to fill in during his absence. Gorton represented the team at owners meetings on Wednesday, according to Newsday.
“Almost all of Glen’s business is done on the phone anyway,” a source told Newsday. “He just doesn’t want anybody to make a fuss over him.”
The 69-year-old Sather did not comment on the situation.
Sather was inducted into the hockey Hall of Fame in 1997 and his 497 wins rank him 16th on the NHL’s all-time coaching list.
We wish Sather a full and speedy recovery.