MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau has been released from the hospital after suffering a stroke in late February.
The team confirmed to The Gazette that Béliveau, 80, was discharged on Friday and transported to a rehabilitation centre, where he will continue to work on regaining his strength.
The Hockey Hall of Famer was hospitalized on Feb. 27 after suffering a stroke in his home. His family asked for privacy in the days and weeks that followed.
Béliveau suffered another stroke in January 2010, and has dealt with cardiac problems for decades.
He also underwent 35 chemotherapy treatments for a malignant throat tumour in 2000.
His cancer has been in remission for years.