Jeff O’Neill returns to TSN OverDrive after unspecified ‘leave’!

Jeff O’Neill returns to TSN OverDrive after unspecified ‘leave’!

ODog has been trending all week, but was back on the mic Wednesday:



Earlier this week, reports emerged that former NHL forward Jeff O’Neill was currently “on leave” from the network, but no further details were released.

On Wednesday, minutes before the start of the show “OverDrive,”with regular co-hosts Bryan Hayes and Jamie McLennan, it was announced that O’Neill was back.

Once on the air, O’Neill did not address the reasons behind his absence. He simply asked listeners to stop emailing his brother, who was swamped with concerned messages this week.

O’Neill had missed several shows last week for unspecified reasons until it was announced that he was ‘on leave.’
When mentioning their colleague’s absence on Monday, hosts Hayes, McLennan and contributor Frankie Corrado only said this about ODog’s absence.

“We wanted to let you know that the ODog is on leave, and that’s as far as we’re going to go with it,” Hayes told listeners.

“He’s OK. He’s getting messages from people. He’s seeing all this kind of stuff. But that’s as far as we can go. That’s what we’re going to leave it at — that the ODog is on leave. Yeah, we’ll go from there.”

Since the show has started on Wednesday, nothing more was said about his absence. Fans were quick to expose the source that said O'Neill had been let go by the network earlier on Monday. 

O’Neill has worked with the network since 2013. A veteran of 821 career National Hockey League games with the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs, O’Neill scored 237 goals with 259 assists for a career total of 496 points.

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