SAINT JOHN - CBC New Brunswick provided an update on Saint John Sea Dogs defenceman Oliver Felixson earlier this week.
... Felixson has returned to his family's home in Helsinki after beginning treatment in Canada. Last Thursday he finished his third round of chemotherapy and at the halfway point is starting to see positive results, he said.
"I got good results from the scans a few weeks ago and so the chemo is working and everything is going good so far," Felixson said. "So I'm feeling good."
CBC writes that Felixson has been able to start light workouts.
It was announced in early March that Felixson had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, ending his second season with the Sea Dogs.
The 19-year-old defenceman has certainly not been forgotten by fans or teammates. Felixson's jersey was held during the team's President Cup celebration and there was a stall for him in the Sea Dogs' dressing room at the Memorial Cup.
Les joueurs des Sea Dogs qui ne jouent pas ce soir s'apprêtent à aller célébrer leur championnat. Ils n'ont pas oublié @OFelixson. #LHJMQ pic.twitter.com/wMIaEOxjO8— Mikaël Lalancette (@MLalancetteTVA) May 11, 2017
Felixson had two goals and seven assists in 55 games with the Dogs before being shut down.Wasn't going to come to the @MCMemorialCup and not have a stall for @OFelixson - you are always with us Oli! #FCancer #Family pic.twitter.com/4dNgLcdOFm— DK (@SeaDogsDK) May 18, 2017