Warm wishes poured forth via Twitter on Wednesday after Sabres’ Hall of Fame announcer Rick Jeanneret released the news he has throat cancer. Here’s a sampling:

Ryan Miller (@RyanMiller3039)

Thoughts are with Rick Jeanneret. I hope everyone lets him know how much he is loved & that we believe in him in his fight against cancer.

Jay McKee (@JayMcKee74)

Thoughts are with good friend Rick Jeanneret as the Buffalo legend now fights throat cancer. Rick bleeds blue & gold, he’ll win this fight!

Matthew Barnaby (@MattBarnaby3636)

Thoughts are with the great Rick Jeanneret who’s voice is etched in my mind. #LalalaLafontaine #MayDay

Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN, TSN commentator)

Thoughts and good wishes to legendary Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret who was diagnosed with throat cancer. See you in the booth soon, RJ!

Jim Jackson (@JimJPhilly, Flyers announcer)

Get well wishes to Sabres’ voice Rick Jeanneret. See you in the fall way upstairs where “Momma hides the cookies” in the broadcast booth!

Dave Strader (@TheVoiceDS, NHL on NBC announcer)

Saddened by Rick Jeanneret’s diagnosis, but encouraged by his quotes of strength, courage and determination. #GetWellRJ

NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL)

Our thoughts and well wishes are with #Sabres broadcasting legend Rick Jeanneret as he fights this battle.

Rochester Americans (@AmerksHockey)

Our thoughts and prayers go out to @BuffaloSabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret. Best wishes on a full and speedy recovery! #GetWellRJ

Portland Pirates (@PortlandPirates)

Our thoughts are with @BuffaloSabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret and his son Mark, our former broadcaster, as Rick battles cancer. #GetWell

Bailey LA Kings (@BaileyLAKings, Kings mascot)

Thoughts and prayers go out Rick Jeanneret and the @BuffaloSabres #youWILLbeatthis #BELIEVE

Make-A-Wish WNY (@makeawishwny)

We extend encouragement and many positive thoughts to @BuffaloSabres legendary voice and long-time supporter of WNY wishes, Rick Jeanneret.

Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer)

Sad to hear of Rick Jeanneret’s cancer diagnosis. A true @BuffaloSabres & @NHL legend. Get well soon, RJ! #PrayersforRJ

Brian Higgins (@RepBrianHiggins)

Our thoughts & prayers are with legendary @BuffaloSabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret as he fights cancer #PrayersForRJ

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Hockey world sends warm wishes to Jeanneret via Twitter