The New York Rangers announced a new signing on Monday, coming to terms on a one-day contract with 15-year-old Chris Falzone.
Falzone, who is a diehard hockey fan, was diagnosed with cancer in the beginning of his freshman year of high school. Needing a full hip replacement, he was told he would never be able to play the sport he loves again. However, after extensive therapy that included a semi body cast, he was cleared to resume hockey activities earlier this summer.
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Falzone got to practice with the team and is expected to join the Rangers on the ice prior to Monday night's game against the Penguins. The signing of Falzone is part of New York's Garden of Dreams Week, which helps raise awareness for young people facing extreme obstacles in life.
- Jack Jorgensen