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Hockey legend Gordie Howe rapidly improving following stroke

Not only has Mr. Hockey made a miraculous return to health from the stroke he suffered in late October, but Gordie Howe's family is hoping he'll be soon visiting with fans with regularity.

Howe, who had stem-cell treatment in early December and is walking again, is to attend a fundraising dinner in Saskatoon early next month, said his son Marty Tuesday in Calgary.

And with luck, there will be more.

"We're hoping he'll be able to travel again and come to some of these events himself," Murray Howe said at a media conference for this year's Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-am Hockey Tournament.

"He can't sign yet, but hopefully in the future he will be able to just for those who keep sending things."

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