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Jordan Sigalet Finds A New Career In Coaching

from Rich Myhre of the Everett Herald,

One moment Jordan Sigalet was standing in goal for the Providence, R.I., Bruins in an American Hockey League game against the Worcester, Mass., Sharks.

The next moment he was face down on the ice, motionless, with the team’s medical staff rushing to his side and anxious teammates gathering around. He would be taken away on a stretcher and would spend weeks in rehabilitation just to walk normally again.

Injuries are routine in a violent game such as hockey, but this was different. Sigalet had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis three years earlier and his fall in that 2007 game — he became too hot in his heavy goaltending gear, exacerbating his symptoms and causing his legs to buckle; he was knocked unconscious when his head hit the ice — was a cruel reminder that MS is a sly, insidious disease with no compassion and, as yet, no cure.

It is also the illness that effectively ended Sigalet’s playing career, although on that count at least there is a silver lining.

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Pharazon's avatar

Well, as a fellow sufferer of that *#$%@& pain in the arse bullshit disease, it’s good that he’s able to keep active and do stuff while he still can…

considering the epic fatigue that most MS sufferers get, i’m amazed he managed to play as long as he did, although as the article says, its different for everyone

Posted by Pharazon from England on 09/26/10 at 05:22 PM ET

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