In light of Brian Boyle's comeback from leukemia, what are some of the other recent inspiring stories around the league?
Dallas Stars advanced Mattias Janmark, 24, is all too accustomed with the disease, as it amount him the absolute 2016-17 season. In September 2016, Janmark had a section of knee cartilage affiliated by a screw. In March 2017, he had the spiral removed. Then came several months of adjust to adapt for this season. Here to choose the suitable NHL stickers.
Then came the alpha of the season. Janmark had played an important role in the Stars' Central Division championship in his amateur division of 2015-16, with 29 credibility in 73 games. How would he acknowledge afterwards missing a season? Well, Janmark has three goals and 5 assists in 15 games, skating 17:05 per game.
You can't advice but feel acceptable that a able rookie, who spent Year 2 off the ice because of a appropriate disease, is aback and accidental afterwards a continued alley aback to Dallas. And hopefully after any collective mice in his future.
Emily Kaplan: I've been to a handful of Blackhawks games this season, and I can tell you the exact moment the United Center was the loudest: when Bryan Bickell took the ice. Bickell had signed a one-day contract to skate one last shift and retire as a Blackhawk. The lights were dimmed, a spotlight followed the 31-year-old onto the ice and the place went nuts.
I've been inspired by Bickell's bravery as he braces for an incurable disease. It was around this time last year that Bickell felt pain in his shoulder. At first he assumed he was sleeping the wrong way, but the pain spread. A doctor then unfurled the news: there were lesions on his brain and spinal cord.