Gordie Howe's family says the hockey legend is recovering well from a stroke suffered late in October in a statement released Tuesday.
However, they added there's still a long way to go despite the exceptional progress made by Mr. Hockey.
The Howe family is pleased to report that over the past week Mr. Hockey has been recovering at a remarkable rate, including his speech, and his ability to walk with the assistance of a walker. Much work lies ahead, and we would like to thank friends and fans worldwide for their prayers and incredible outpouring of support.
Our father has been truly moved by the countless phone calls, letters, emails, posts, and the Red Wings "Get Well" gesture during the Oct. 31 game. Mr. Hockey and the entire Howe family cannot thank you all enough.
Howe, 86, remains in Texas, and is resting at his daughter's home.