February 08, 2002

Koivu in Remission.: 5 months ago, Saku Koivu was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a type of cancer with a 50% mortality rate. Today it was announced that it's in remission, and Koivu is talking about coming back for the playoffs. Hopefully he'll be able to compete at the same level as two others who have recently beaten cancer and made a comback (Mario Lemieux and Lance Armstrong). Some truly good news this morning.

posted by sauril to hockey at 12:00 PM - 1 comment

Good news indeed. It's a shame he won't be able to play in the Olympics, but hopefully the Canadiens will have him for the playoffs (if they make it).

posted by insomnyuk at 06:42 PM on February 08, 2002

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