Hockey Hall of Famer and Winnipeg Jets legend Dale Hawerchuk is battling a resurgence of his cancer, his son Eric revealed Sunday on Twitter.
The Toronto native had gone through his “final round” of chemotherapy in April. The 57-year-old took a leave of absence from his job as head coach of the OHL’s Barrie Colts last September and announced shortly after that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer. In early January, he had a successful gastrectomy.
Hawerchuk told Writers Bloc he was “doing well” at the beginning of May.
“It’s been a long road since I was diagnosed in August last year, but it was nice to be able to complete Plan A from my doctor and my surgeon. So I did chemo, then surgery, then chemo and I go for some scans at the end of the month here and we’ll see where it’s at,” said Hawerchuk.