Howe family updates Mr. Hockey’s status

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The Howe family released a statement through the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night updating the status of Gordie Howe, who suffered a stroke on Oct. 26.

Here’s the statement:

The Howe family is pleased to report that over the past week Mr. Hockey has been recovering at a remarkable rate, including his speech, and his ability to walk with the assistance of a walker. Much work lies ahead, and we would like to thank friends and fans worldwide for their prayers and incredible outpouring of support.

Our father has been truly moved by the countless phone calls, letters, emails, posts, and the Red Wings “Get Well” gesture during the October 31 game. Mr. Hockey and the entire Howe family cannot thank you all enough.

Howe, 86, remains at his daughter’s home in Texas.