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Gino Odjick has rare illness

Updated: June 27, 2014, 12:00 AM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Former Vancouver Canucks enforcer Gino Odjick says he has a rare terminal illness.

Odjick, in a letter published Thursday on the Canucks' website, said he was diagnosed with AL (Primary) Amyloidosis two months ago. The disease is "causing abnormal protein to be produced and deposits are being formed on my heart," Odjick said.

"It's hardening my heart and my doctors aren't sure how long I have to live," added the 43-year-old former forward.

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