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The Red Wings released the following statement on Wednesday on behalf of the Gordie Howe family:

The Howe family would like to thank friends, family and fans for your overwhelming well-wishes, prayers and support for Gordie. He suffered a significant stroke on Sunday morning while at his daughter's home in Lubbock, Texas. His condition remains guarded, although he is showing some signs of improvement. We acknowledge that there is a long road to recovery ahead, but Dad's spirits are good and his competitive attitude remains strong.

For those wishing to send cards or letters of support to Gordie, please send to:

Gordie Howe

c/o Texas Trailer Corral

12207 Highway 87

Lubbock, Texas 79423