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Cancer survivor reads Capitals starting lineup before game in Toronto

Alex Luey, 13, overcame osteosarcoma in leg earlier this year

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Luey reads Caps lineup

WSH@TOR: Luey announces Capitals lineup before game

Alex Luey, a 13-year-old cancer survivor spending time with the Capitals, reads their starting lineup before their game against the Maple Leafs

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Alex Luey was given the grand treatment by the Washington Capitals on Saturday, courtesy of Alex Ovechkin.

Luey, a 13-year-old cancer survivor from Niagara Falls, Ontario, read the Capitals starting lineup to the team before its game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre.

Luey was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in September 2016 and had part of his right leg amputated. He was declared cancer-free in May and was invited to the game by Ovechkin during Hometown Hockey on Rogers last month. His invitation coincided with the Maple Leafs Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night.

Besides reading the opening lineup, Luey was on the Washington bench during warmups and welcomed the Capitals onto the ice before the game.

Tweet from @Capitals: Best seat in the house for Alex Luey! #CapsFightCancer #CapsLeafs pic.twitter.com/S0LKAbDFTf

Tweet from @Capitals: Cancer Survivor Alex Luey �� the guys before warmups! #CapsLeafs #CapsFightCancer pic.twitter.com/JGNSkMXZGc

Luey also received an acknowledgement from his buddy Ovechkin after each of his two first-period goals.

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