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Beliveau on the mend

Jean Béliveau. (PHILIPPE-OLIVIER CONTANT/QMI Agency)

Jean Béliveau. (PHILIPPE-OLIVIER CONTANT/QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 6:35 PM ET

Ten-time Stanley Cup winner Jean Beliveau is concious and able to talk to visitors, former Montreal Canadiens teammate Dickie Moore told CTV.

"The news this morning is very positive that he can now view people and know who he is taking with, and it's very nice," Moore said, according to CTV. "I told him yesterday this is going to turn around, you'll be back in the fort, and it's showing all the signs of a recovery."

Beliveau, 80, suffered a stroke on Monday and was taken to Montreal General Hospital but his condition is stable, CTV says. It was at least Beliveau's second stroke -- he also had what doctors called "a mild stroke" in 2010.

The legendary Habs captain, who retired after 20 NHL seasons in 1971, has had a litany of health problems in recent years.


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