from Ken Warren at the Ottawa Sun,
Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson has gained a fresh outlook on life — and hockey — while being by the side of his wife Nicholle.
“It makes you realize how lucky and fortunate we are to play a game we love,” said Anderson, who has been away from the team for the past eight weeks, watching his wife go through extended radiation and chemotherapy treatments for a rare throat cancer.
“Win or lose, it’s a hockey game, there’s more to life. You learn that when you have kids, but when you go through something this traumatic and difficult, hockey is a job. I’m passionate about it, but at the end of the day, hockey will go on, whether I’m in it or not.
“You don’t know how much time you have with someone. Life is precious.”
Anderson is optimistic that there will be no setbacks.