DETROIT >> Gordie Howe’s son, Murray, says that the family is still waiting test results to determine whether he has had a new stroke or not.
He also added in a text that Gordie is not in ICU.
He’s responding and resting comfortably with family while in the hospital.
Howe, who’s known as “Mr. Hockey”, is 86 and has been living with his daughter, Cathy, in Lubbock, Texas.
On Sunday, his son Mark said that his father’s condition had improved despite suffering a mini stroke on Saturday.
Howe suffered a significant stroke on Oct. 26, which impaired his speech and caused him to lose functionality of the right side of his body.
Howe has been suffering from dementia for several years and recently underwent spinal stenosis surgery.
Howe, who spent the first 25 seasons of his career with the Wings, still holds franchise records for games played (1,687), goals (786), points (1,809), power-play goals (211) and game-winning goals (121).
Howe is the NHL’s all-time leader in games played (1,767) and ranks second in goals (801), third in points (1,850) and ninth in assists (1,049).
Howe finished his career with the Hartford Whalers at age 52.
He made the last of his 23 NHL All-Star Game appearances that season at Joe Louis Arena.
He got to play alongside his sons, Mark and Marty, in the World Hockey Association for six seasons where he totaled 30 goals four times and reached 100 points at least twice.
Howe’s wife of 55 years, Colleen – known as “Mrs. Hockey” – died in 2009 after a lengthy battle with Pick’s Disease, an incurable neurological condition that causes dementia.