"This morning I shared with my teammates news that I was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia," Blake said on the team's website.
"It is highly-treatable, and I have begun taking a pill on a daily basis that has proven to be very effective in controlling this cancer. The prognosis, and certainly the expectations of my physician, myself and my family, is that I will live a long, full and normal life. This situation will not impact my ability to live my life as I otherwise would, and will not affect my ability to perform at my highest level for the Toronto Maple Leafs. I'm looking forward to my first season with the Leafs and helping our club compete for the Stanley Cup."
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Terrible news. One minute an article about how he's not scoring, now this.
Put's things in perspective about what's important and makes me happy he has financial security with his new contract. Hopefully Blake goes on and has not only a long and healthy life but a long hockey career.