LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) A son of hockey great Gordie Howe says an MRI has revealed the hockey great didn't endure another large stroke this week, as the family had feared.
In a text message Tuesday night to The Associated Press, Mark Howe says the test showed his father didn't have a ''big stroke'' on Monday. He couldn't immediately provide other details of the MRI, taken Tuesday evening, including whether he'd sustained a minor stroke.
Earlier Tuesday, the hockey player's daughter, Cathy Purnell, said her father suffered a ''significant stroke'' - his third since late October - and was hospitalized.
Mark Howe said the family planned to release a statement.