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Senators owner Eugene Melnyk released from hospital

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk was released from Toronto General Hospital on Wednesday, two weeks after he received a liver transplant.

Melnyk was transferred to a rehab facility, where he will continue to recover from his transplant surgery.

"Mr. Melnyk's recovery has been proceeding very well since undergoing his transplant," Dr. Atul Humar, the medical director of the University Health Network's Multi-Organ Transplant Program, said in a statement released by the team.

"As with all of our transplant patients, Mr. Melnyk has been monitored closely by his transplant team, and his general health has improved to the point where he can begin the next phase of his recovery. In addition, we are pleased to report that the anonymous donor has also been discharged and is doing extremely well."

The 55-year-old Melnyk underwent the transplant procedure on May 19, receiving part of the organ from an donor who wished to remain anonymous to the public and to Melnyk.

"However, the donor has asked me to tell you the motivation to do this is to help Mr. Melnyk return to good health, to enjoy his family and friends -- and most importantly, to bring the Stanley Cup home to the Ottawa Senators," Dr. David Grant, who led the surgical transplant team, said last month.

More than 500 people offered to be a living liver donor for the billionaire NHL team owner following a public appeal by the Ottawa Senators organization.

Melnyk had been on the waiting list for a deceased donor organ for several weeks, but having a rare AB blood type meant that finding a living liver donor was really his only option. None of his family or friends had been medically suitable donors.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.