Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Eaves has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, and his hockey career is on hold while he recovers.
The Ducks announced Eaves' diagnosis Monday, and the club disclosed that the veteran goal-scorer was in intensive care last week.
Eaves is still hospitalized in Newport Beach, California, but his condition has stabilized.
"I'm on the road to recovery," Eaves said in a statement issued by the Ducks. "I've received tremendous amount of support over the last few days, most importantly from my family, friends and teammates. I'm determined to fully overcome this and return to the ice as soon as possible."