So Renaud Lavoie from TVA in Montreal just tweeted these three tweets about SImon Gagne's leave of absence.
Simon Gagné statement on his leave of absence:"We received a sad news in the last few days....— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) December 10, 2014
...my dad met with specialist in Boston and he has an incurable cancer. We hope a miracle will happen...— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) December 10, 2014
...right now they're more important things than hockey and I want to be with my family in Québec city."-Simon Gagné.— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) December 10, 2014
All the best to Gagne and his family. Fuck cancer.
Relatedly, Craig Cunningham has been recalled from Providence. Seems pithy when faced with the reality of this situation, but we're here to cover the team, after all. Cunningham may skate on the fourth line with Daniel Paille and Gregory Campbell tomorrow night in Gagne's place. We hope to see Gagne back but only when he's ready.