Dan McNeil

For Eddie Olczyk, Kentucky Derby is 'the best medicine I've had in a long time'

For Eddie Olczyk, Kentucky Derby is 'the best medicine I've had in a long time'

Churchill Downs should not be confused with Lourdes, Sloan Kettering, the Mayo Clinic or Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Blackhawks and NBC Sports analyst Eddie Olczyk nevertheless has found restorative powers in the racetrack’s annual rite of spring and rebirth.

Olczyk will be on hand for NBC’s coverage of the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, just as he promised himself he would while enduring the taxing regimen of cancer treatments he recently completed.

“I would like to just say that this has been the best medicine I’ve had in a long time, getting back to hockey and horse racing after my battle with Stage 3 colon cancer,” Olczyk, taking a break from Stanley Cup...

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