Family says Howe recovering at ‘remarkable rate’
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Gordie Howe’s family says the hockey Hall of Famer who had a stroke last month has been “recovering at a remarkable rate” over the past week.
The family released a statement through the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. The family cited improvements in Howe’s speech and his ability to walk with the assistance of a walker, and thanked “friends and fans worldwide for their prayers and incredible outpouring of support.”
The 86-year-old Howe suffered a significant stroke on Oct. 26 in Texas, where his daughter lives.
The man known as “Mr. Hockey” set NHL marks with 801 goals and 1,850 points — mostly with the Red Wings — that held up until Wayne Gretzky surpassed him in the record book.