The General Manager meetings are currently taking place in Toronto, where NHL GM's discuss a number of items including potential rule changes for the future and things of that nature. GM's also surely schmooze and discuss trades, with the trading deadline only a couple of weeks away.
Per Newsday's Steve Zipay, Glen Sather is not attending the meetings, and instead will undergo surgery Thursday to address prostate cancer. Assistant GM Jeff Gorton is in Toronto in his place.
Obviously, well wishes to Sather. Cancer is always an ugly thing but luckily this does not seem too serious. Slats will supposedly only be hospitalized for a few days and will then return to "full duties." Slats is like the Al Capone of the trade market so it's good from a hockey perspective that he'll be at full strength in time for it. In the mean time, Jeff Gorton is as good of an Assistant GM as there is in the NHL and should be fine filling in temporarily.
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