Eugene Melnyk, Senators owner, undergoes successful liver transplant

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk underwent a successful liver transplant, the team announced Tuesday night.

Team says Melnyk and anonymous donor doing well

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk high-fives fans as he walks down the red carpet before the home opener against the New Jersey Devils at Canadian Tire Centre on October 17, 2013 in Ottawa. (Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk underwent a successful liver transplant, the team announced Tuesday night.

The Senators said Melnyk and the anonymous donor are doing well and resting comfortably at Toronto General Hospital.

The team announced last week that Melnyk was in need of a live liver transplant and put 12 people through a screening process.

Melnyk went into surgery at noon Eastern time, and it was completed at 8:05 p.m., the Senators said.

The Senators said there would be no further update Tuesday night but that the University Health Network's Multi-Organ Transplant Program will update Melnyk and the donor's progress later this week.

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