Eddie Olczyk returns to Blackhawks broadcast booth while battling cancer

Blackhawks announcer Eddie Olczyk.

CHICAGO – This week, Blackhawks fans will get a chance to hear one of their favorite announcers on the call as he continues his fight against cancer.

Eddie Olczyk is scheduled to call the Blackhawks’ game against the Blues in St. Louis on NBCSN Wednesday with play-by-play announcer “Doc” Emrick. He’s also scheduled to join longtime partner Pat Foley for the call on the Blackhawks-Oilers game on WGN-TV Thursday night.

Olczyk took a leave of absence after announcing that he was diagnosed with colon cancer this summer. He has already undergone treatments that are expected to last six months.

During the Blackhawks’ second game of the season against Columbus, Olczyk was in attendance and joined Foley in the broadcast booth during an intermission.

Olczyk told the Chicago Tribune that it’ll be good for his soul to get the headset back on again.