Bruins rookie coming to terms with cancer diagnosis
BOSTON -- Bruins rookie Phil Kessel was shocked when he learned he had testicular cancer.
"I couldn't believe it," Kessel said before Boston's game against Florida on Saturday night. "It was tough. I had a hard time with it."
Kessel, 19-year-old former University of Minnesota player drafted in the first round this year, is expected to rest for two weeks before getting back on the ice. Dr. David Judge, a team internist, termed the prognosis "excellent."