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Melnyk released from hospital after successful liver transplant

Eugene Melnyk

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has been released from the hospital following a successful liver transplant on May 19, the club announced today.

“Mr. Melnyk’s recovery has been proceeding very well since undergoing his transplant,” said Dr. Atul Humar in a release. “As with all of our transplant patients, Mr. Melnyk has been monitored closely by his transplant team and his general health has improved to the point where he can begin the next phase of his recovery. In addition, we are pleased to report that the anonymous donor has also been discharged and is doing extremely well.”

Melnyk went public with his search for a live liver donor in mid-May. Within days, more than 500 donor applications were received.