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The wife of Scott Walker was diagnosed with cervical cancer sometime during the Carolina Hurricanes’ playoffs semifinals round with the Boston Bruins, the team announced today.

The team said Julie Walker’s cancer is treatable and that she’s expected to fully recover.

“My wife is an amazing person and we are looking forward to a positive outcome from this challenge,” said Scott Walker. “I will address the situation with the media this afternoon, but my family would appreciate its privacy going forward.”

Scott Walker, the hero of Thursday’s 3-2 overtime, series-clinching win over the Bruins, has been on a roller coaster this week.

In Game 5, Walker hit Bruins defenseman Aaron Ward in the face, a swing widely called a sucker punch. Walker later said he wasn’t proud of his actions. The automatic suspension Walker drew because of earning an instigator penalty in the last five minutes of a game was lifted by the league, but Walker was fined and Ward and other Bruins publicly moaned over the outcome.

Then he scored the series winner, and he choked up afterwards in a TV interview.

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Thank You Javier & Chip

for the information. I had to admit that that announcement hit me pretty hard as it was close to home...we will keep them in our prayerful support as both will need all of the Caniac fans love & support ...And yes...They are blessed to have caught it early...Hang tough Julie & Scott...If you think you can't...you won't !!  And no one ever knows until they try...!!!

 

Go Canes !! 

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Javier Serna has covered sports for The News & Observer since 2007. He previously covered growth for the North Raleigh News, and sports at The Truth in Elkhart, Ind. E-mail Javier.
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