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Sabres legend Rene Robert hospitalized after heart attack in Florida

Sources tell 2 On Your Side that Rene Robert, who was a member of Buffalo's French Connection, suffered a heart attack and is in the ICU.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A member of the Buffalo Sabres' famed French Connection is in the hospital following a heart attack in Florida.

Sources tell 2 On Your Side that Rene Robert, who was a member of Buffalo's French Connection, along with Gilbert Perrault and Rick Martin, suffered a heart attack and is in the ICU.

Robert played for the Sabres from 1972 to 1979.

Robert scored the famous "fog goal" in overtime to beat the Philadelphia Flyers in game three of the 1975 Stanley Cup Finals.

He finished the 1974-75 season with 100 points, the first time that an NHL player reached that mark in points in one season.

Robert played 524 games for the Sabres, scored 222 goals, and ranks fifth on Buffalo's all-time assists with 330. He played in two NHL All-Star games in 1973 and 1975.

Robert was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. The Sabres retired his number (14).

The Buffalo Sabres released the following statement Saturday:

"Our thoughts are with Sabres legend Rene Robert, who is recovering in Florida after suffering a heart attack. Rene has been a fixture in our community since his days playing with the French Connection - a true legend on and off the ice. The entire organization is behind Rene and his family and we pray for a full recovery."

Credit: AP
Buffalo Sabres new owner Terry Pegula, left, greets the fans with former Sabres players Rene Robert (14), Rick Martin (7) and Gilbert Perreault (11) on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.