Prime Minister Harper sends best wishes to Beliveau

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The Canadian Press
2/28/2012 3:22:25 PM
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MONTREAL - Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent his best wishes to Jean Beliveau on Tuesday after the Canadiens legend suffered a stroke.

"Mr. Beliveau is a great Canadian and a remarkable ambassador for our national sport," Harper said in a statement sent to The Canadian Press. "We wish him a speedy recovery."

Beliveau, who won 10 Stanley Cups while with the Habs, was resting in a Montreal hospital on Tuesday.

Montreal Canadiens spokesman Donald Beauchamp said there had been no new developments since initial news of the stroke and that the family had requested privacy.

The team reported earlier Tuesday that the 80-year-old Hall of Famer was admitted to hospital after having the stroke Monday evening.

The NHL team says Beliveau is currently being examined and undergoing treatment.

Beliveau retired in 1971 after playing his entire NHL career in Montreal.

Jean Beliveau (Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

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