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Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita facing 'serious health issues'

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Two players throughout the 89-year history of the Blackhawks have made such indelible marks on the franchise that they have statues standing outside of United Center. One of them, Stan Mikita, was in the thoughts of everyone associated with the organization as the legendary player "is facing some serious health issues," according to a statement released by a family spokesman Friday and confirmed by his daughter, Jane. "Stan has been diagnosed with suspected Lewy body dementia, a progressive disease and is currently under the care of compassionate and understanding care givers," the statement said. One of the most recognizable and endearing figures in Chicago sports, ...

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