"The support I got throughout these seven months here was huge, and now I have the chance to give something back," Koivu said. "He's really hoping that the media and the public will respect his privacy so he can concentrate on the treatment," Beauchamp said. 2, “A 200-Foot Goal!” | Weird NHL 2000s Edition Vol. It was initially believed Koivu had pancreatic cancer, which is almost untreatable. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter . I don’t agree with Amy Coney Barrett, but I do respect her values. Koivu has a far more serious form of cancer. The Canadiens' opponent will be the Ottawa Senators, who announced Monday that Neilson — an assistant coach — will change places with head coach Jacques Martin for the last two games of the season to give him 1,000 games as an NHL head coach with a record eight teams. NHL Highlights | Stanley Cup Final, Gm6 Lightning @ Stars – Sept. 28, 2020, NHL Highlights | Stanley Cup Final, Gm5 Stars @ Lightning – Sept. 26, 2020, NHL Highlights | Stanley Cup Final, Gm4 Lightning @ Stars – Sept. 25, 2020, NHL 2020 Playoffs – Best of the First Round, NHL Expansion Team Home Debuts (Since 1991) | SJ, TB, OTT, ANA, FLA, NSH, ATL, CBJ, MIN, VGK, “Now Speechless” | Weird NHL 2000s Edition Vol. , Andre Pichette/Getty Images. "To make this comeback is probably going to be the biggest day of my life," Koivu said Monday after the club announced his return. Participating in the celebration was Koivu, who returned to the lineup less than seven months after being diagnosed with stomach cancer. It will also hurt the Olympic medal hopes of the Finnish team. Young men are often encouraged to bank their sperm before undergoing treatment. All Rights Reserved. "I was very nervous when I stepped on the ice. Only weeks before his diagnosis, Koivu signed a contract that would pay him $3.3-million (U.S.) this year. Saku koivu after his return from cancer. Start your day with the top stories you missed while you were sleeping. "I talked to him early in the day, but I still shook his hand before the game started and said, 'Welcome back.'''. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to, To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. He posted ten points in his rookie season, including five points in the playoffs, to help TPS to a Kanada-malja championship. At Koivu's request, the Canadiens did not conduct a pregame ceremony, but he received an eight-minute standing ovation before the opening faceoff. But Chris Neil and Marian Hossa scored 16 seconds apart, pulling the Senators within a goal with 12:37 left in the contest. This is the coolest MLB stat of the night! The National Hockey League club made the announcement in a two-paragraph news release yesterday. All Rights Reserved. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. The standard treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a four-week cycle of chemotherapy, repeated six times. "He deserved that ovation. Thank you for your patience. "But I'm happy Saku played. I'll play Friday and Saturday. Them, Boyle, and other athletes who have had to fight disease during their career are all the true warriors in sports.