ST. LOUIS - Christmas came early for Blues forward Magnus Paajarvi, who learned earlier this week that his father, Gunnar Svensson, was cancer free after a two-year battle.
"He called me and said doctors said I don't need to come back anymore. I'm 100 percent," Paajarvi said after the Blues' practice on Friday. "I got chills in my body. There's never been any doubt, really, and that's all credit to him.
"I'm very proud."
Paajarvi’s dad is a retired Swedish hockey player and head coach, but currently works as an agent for several NHL players.