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Oilers prospect Ty Rimmer recovering after testicular cancer surgery

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Minor league goaltender Ty Rimmer's toughest battle occurred away from the crease.

Rimmer, an Edmonton Oilers prospect playing for the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL, announced over Twitter that he'd been diagnosed with testicular cancer but expects to make a full recovery after undergoing successful surgery.

Rimmer was signed by Edmonton's AHL affiliate last season, appearing in three games for the Oklahoma City Barons but spending most of the campaign with the Quad City Mallards of the Central Hockey League. The 22-year-old has yet to appear in an NHL contest.

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