MONTREAL– The Montreal Canadiens announced Friday that longtime Canadiens legend and current Team Ambassador Jean Béliveau is scheduled to undergo a preventive surgical procedure next week to repair abdominal aneurysms. The procedure known as endovascular surgery will be performed using the most recent techniques which are minimally invasive.
Mr. Béliveau, whose general state of health is very good, will need a few months to fully recover from the surgical intervention. As of today and for the duration of his convalescence Mr. Béliveau humbly asks for everyone to respect his privacy and that of his family.
“We are pleased that Mr. Béliveau is under the good care of Head Team Physician David Mulder. On behalf of all of our fans, players and the entire Montreal Canadiens family, I would like to wish Mr. Béliveau a prompt and complete recovery”, stated Canadiens team owner and CEO Geoff Molson.SEE ALSOP.K. or Carey?33 players to take part in the first session of the Canadiens Development Camp Hal Be Back