On Saturday, the Carolina Hurricanes announced former Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell will retire at the end of the 2016-17 season.
Bickell, 31, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November. He will skate in the last game of his career on Saturday night when the Canes host St. Louis.
— Mike Sundheim (@MikeSundheim) April 8, 2017
Earlier on Saturday, Bickell was surprised by his Carolina teammates.
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) April 8, 2017