HockeyNation is saddened to hear that Pat Burns once again must do battle with Cancer. The New Jersey Devils coach will not be behind the bench once the NHL resumes play in September as he is scheduled to once again receive chemotherapy sessions in the next few weeks.
Burns fought and won a battle over colon cancer two years ago and now must take on another battle with an undisclosed form of cancer.
The tough ex cop from Hull will face this one too and we hope to see him back on the beat behind an NHL bench as soon as is at all possible. It doesn't seem very fair that he should have to face his foe once again, but he's never been a guy to back down from a scrap.
Burns goes into this one with our thoughts and prayers for a positive outcome!