NHLers salute healthcare workers on National Doctors' Day
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Members of the NHL community are showing their appreciation for medical professionals battling the coronavirus pandemic on National Doctors' Day in the United States.

Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares expressed concern over the situations in both his current and former NHL homes while acknowledging those who are most at risk.

Nashville Predators forward Nick Bonino gave thanks to numerous types of healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, and therapists.

Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney thanked healthcare professionals who are battling the crisis in his team's city and around the world.

"It's about people who are on the front lines of this in the hospitals, the nurses, doctors, (and) emergency responders," Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin said, according to the team. "They're the real heroes in this, so I appreciate everything they're doing for us right now."

The U.S. first observed Doctors' Day in 1933. It was declared a national holiday in 1990.

In Canada, it's held on May 1.

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