Philadelphia Flyers Owner Snider Being Treated for Cancer


Ed Snider, the owner and chairman of the National Hockey League's Philadelphia Flyers franchise, is currently undergoing chemotherapy to treat an undisclosed form of cancer.

Ike Richman, a spokesman for Comcast-Spectacor, the Flyers' parent company, informed the Philadelphia Inquirer that Snider is "happy and healthy" and that the condition has has is not life-threatening.

According to Richman, Snider's involvement with the Flyers and the company has not been affected by either his cancer or his treatments, and further, that the Flyers would not have any further comment.

Snider, 81, was the majority owner of the Flyers when they began playing in the National Hockey League during the league's expansion from 6 to 12 teams back in 1967. In 1988 he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Source: NHL


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