Rick Jeanneret hasn't called a game since last season. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Legendary Sabres play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret to return Saturday

BUFFALO – Legendary Sabres play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret will call the first period of Saturday’s home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team announced this morning.

Jeanneret said last week he’s cancer-free. The Sabres announced in July the local icon was battling throat cancer.

“The time seems right to slowly begin transitioning back to work,” Jeanneret said in a statement. “My doctors have told me I’m cancer-free and I’m feeling well enough to get back in the booth, even if it’s only on a limited basis for the time being. The kindness and well-wishes from everyone, especially Sabres fans and the Western New York community, has been overwhelming and I’m truly grateful for the tremendous support during this process.”

Jeanneret hasn’t called a game since last season.

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