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Planned US-Canada bridge to be named after Gordie Howe

A planned $2.1 billion bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will be named after hockey great Gordie Howe. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement Thursday in Windsor. The 87-year-old Howe, known as “Mr. Hockey,” was born in Floral, Saskatchewan, and led the Detroit Red Wings to four Stanley Cup championships. Snyder said it was an easy, mutual decision. The bridge is expected to be operational in 2020. Harper said Howe was a proud Canadian who built goodwill between the countries, and he hoped the bridge would “continue this proud legacy.” Howe, who is undergoing treatment after suffering a serious stroke, played in 1,767 career NHL regular-season games. – Associated Press

NHL Notebook: Gordie Howe’s health continutes improving after stem cell treatment

The remarkable resurgence of Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe continues, as he has gone from wheelchair bound to pushing a shopping cart. Son Mark Howe, who was at Saturday’s game between the Wings and Washington Capitals in his role as a Wings pro scout, told the Detroit Free Press that Gordie Howe “is doing very well, overall.”

Howe’s health fading

Gordie Howe’s family says the hockey Hall of Famer “has taken a turn for the worse” after suffering another stroke recently. Mark Howe said Sunday his father’s most recent stroke occurred about a week ago in Lubbock, Texas, where the 86-year-old former Detroit Red Wings star is staying with his daughter. He was at her home last month when an initial stroke caused some impairment. The younger Howe says chronic back pain, advanced stages of dementia and high blood pressure are taking a toll on his bedridden father. He says the family is concentrating on making him as comfortable and pain-free as possible. The man known as “Mr. Hockey” set NHL marks with 801 goals and 1,850 points that held up until Wayne Gretzky surpassed him in the record book. – Associated Press

Gordie Howe’s family says his condition is guarded

LUBBOCK, Texas – Gordie Howe’s family says the hockey Hall of Famer’s condition remains “guarded” but his spirits are good after a significant stroke Sunday. The family released a statement through the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday.