René Robert suffers severe heart attack

Robert's heart attack is reported to be life-threatening

It was reported by John Vogl of The Athletic on Friday that Buffalo Sabres legend René Robert has suffered a severe heart attack. WGR's own Paul Hamilton confirmed the report shortly after, and on Saturday, the Sabres released a statement regarding Robert.

According to his report, Vogl described Robert's condition as "life-threatening".

Robert played for the Sabres from 1971 to 1979. He is sixth in franchise history with 552 points (222+330) in 524 games played.

Robert has been enshrined in Sabres history with his No. 14 in the rafters as one-third of the famed "The French Connection" line. He is also a member of the Sabres Hall of Fame.

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