ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The Wild confirmed Thursday that Harding is undergoing treatment for the disease, which attacks the body's immune system and affects the central nervous system. The Star Tribune first reported the news.
General manager Chuck Fletcher said he knows the ``competitive fire'' Harding has used in his hockey career will help him fight this challenge.
MS symptoms can include problems with balance, vision and fatigue. The 28-year-old Harding told the Star Tribune he plans to keep playing. Diagnosed two months ago, Harding resumed on-ice workouts two weeks ago without trouble.
Harding signed a three-year, $5.7 million contract this summer. He played in a career-high 34 games last season.
Advertisement

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Darling doing his finest Crawford impression The Blackhawks are missing their No. 1 netminder. Judging by the events of the last week, though, coach Joel Quenneville seems to have a...
Thumbnail Flames vs. Coyotes Prediction Will the under cash tonight when the Coyotes host the Flames at 9:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Caps, B's poised for ultra-competitive affair Despite minimal offensive contributions, Boston has captured three games in a row entering Wednesday’s matchup against Washington. Will Claude Julien’s club stay...
Thumbnail Montreal surprisingly mediocre on road Home ice has been very good to the Blues so far this season. But will the NHL’s top team put an end to the fun shortly?
Thumbnail Panthers vs. Bruins Prediction The Panthers have been a horrible bet against the Bruins but will they pull off the upset tonight at 7:00PM ET in Boston?
Advertisement

NHL Team Pages