Senators commentator Gord Wilson recovering after suffering minor heart attack

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Ottawa Senators colour commentator Gord Wilson is recovering at home after suffering a minor heart attack.

Wilson tweeted on Tuesday “just been given the green light to end my three day stay” at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

“A minor heart attack Sunday allowed me to be introduced to some of the best medical personnel on the planet,” the TSN 1200 broadcaster said. “How lucky are we to have this facility! We’ll chat from the rink soon.”

Just been given the green light to end my 3 day stay @HeartInstitute A minor heart attack Sunday allowed me to be introduced to some of the best Medical Personnel on the planet. How lucky are we to have this facility! We’ll chat from the rink soon! #hattrickofstents

— gord wilson (@gordwilson) February 18, 2020

Wilson missed Sunday’s broadcast on TSN 1200 of the Senators game against the Dallas Stars.

Former Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson was one of the first people to wish Wilson a speedy recovery, saying on Twitter “happy to hear you’re doing better Gord. Wish you all the best. You’re a great man.”

Happy to hear you’re doing better Gord. Wish you all the best. You’re a great man.

— Erik Karlsson (@ErikKarlsson65) February 18, 2020

Mayor Jim Watson tweeted “rest up Gord and all the best for a full recovery.”

Rest up Gord and all the best for a full recovery. Thanks for your kind words about the best heart institute in Canada !

— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) February 18, 2020

TSN broadcasters Ian Mendes, James Duthie, Bob McKenzie and Frank Seravalli also wished Wilson a speedy recovery.

Folks, please send your best wishes to Gord below. He's forced to miss the Chris Phillips jersey retirement tonight because of this medical scare. We can't wait for you to get back on the air with us on the radio. https://t.co/i1F3CESkh9

— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) February 18, 2020

Great to know you are ok bud.

— James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie) February 18, 2020

All ❤️, Gord. Glad to hear you’re doing well. Take care!

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 18, 2020

All the best, Gord. Hope to see you back at the rink soon.

— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) February 18, 2020

Wilson was not able to attend the jersey retirement ceremony for longtime Senators player Chris Phillips. But in a tweet Tuesday night, he congratulated Phillips for his record career with the Sens.

I had the pleasure of calling each and every one of @CPhillipsFour 1179 games. From the first to the last- it was an absolute pleasure Rig. Thanks for the memories big man. Tonight was so well deserved for you and your family. #Record4ever#onearmedsalute

— gord wilson (@gordwilson) February 19, 2020
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