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Ottawa Senators goalie Marcus Hogberg loses his father

Ottawa Senators goalie Marcus Hogberg
Ottawa Senators goalie Marcus Hogberg

Goaltender Marcus Hogberg has lost his father Peter.

An Ottawa Senators spokesperson confirmed Saturday night the father of the goaltender, who took a leave of absence to be with his family in Sweden before for the NHL went on pause in the schedule on March 12 because of the worldwide spread of  COVID-19, had died.

Reports in the Swedish media indicated that Peter Hogberg had been battling cancer.

Hogberg, 25, left the team after making 25 saves in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Feb. 28 and headed back to Sweden to be with his father before he had surgery. He returned to the team on March 10 in Anaheim because it appeared Peter’s condition had stabilized.

Hogberg returned to Sweden when NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly gave the players permission to return to their homes anywhere in the world because the American Centers for Disease Control recommended there be no large gatherings of more than 50 people until at least the end of May.

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