Mark Scheifele

Hard-hit Senators take 'Hockey Fights Cancer' personally

While the NHL holds its annual monthlong "Hockey Fights Cancer" campaign, the Ottawa Senators are a reminder the fight doesn't stop.

The Senators have been particularly hard hit by the disease. Assistant coach Mark Reeds died last year at 55, former general manager Bryan Murray is fighting terminal colon cancer and public address announcer "Stuntman" Stu Schwartz has battled leukemia. Recently, goaltender Craig Anderson's wife, Nicholle, was diagnosed with cancer.

"It's been a rough few years for us, and a lot of things have happened to a lot of people that we are very close to," captain Erik Karlsson said. "It's one of those things that...

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