Shea Theodore’s offseason took a turn he didn’t expect.
In a piece published Thursday in the “Players’ Tribune,” the Golden Knights defenseman revealed he was diagnosed with testicular cancer and underwent successful surgery to remove a lump in the last three months.
Theodore learned about the disease following Las Vegas’ elimination from the playoffs and after playing with Team Canada in the IIHF World Championship in May when a drug test came back positive for hCG, a hormone that normally appears in women during pregnancy that can also be an indication of testicular cancer.
“I was finally ready to come home and relax after such a crazy few months. And then … my whole life changed in the blink of an eye,” Theodore wrote.
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