Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, part owner of the Western Hockey League's Vancouver Giants, smiles during news conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. At 83, Mr. Hockey is still in demand and on the move. Howe is about to e
The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck
December 02, 2014

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.

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