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Canes Surprise Bickell at Walk MS

Teammates join Bickell at multiple sclerosis benefit walk

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes /

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosted Walk MS: Triangle at PNC Arena on Saturday morning. Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell, who was diagnosed with MS in November, was introduced along with his family onstage at the early-morning event.

That was expected. What happened next was a surprise to the veteran forward.

Video: The Hurricanes surprise and join Bickell in Walk MS

The Canes, including his teammates, coaches, equipment managers, trainers and hockey staff, joined Bickell and his family for the walk.

Tweet from @NHLCanes: The #Canes just surprised @bbicks29 by showing up for the 2017 #WalkMS with him! #BickellBrave

Through the tears and smiles, Bickell embraced his teammates.

Tweet from @ArmstrongABC11: Bickell surprised by all his teammates in "Bickell Brave" shirts

The Hurricanes sported white t-shirts with "Bickell Brave" on the front and his No. 29 on the back.

Tweet from @NHLCanes: .@bbicks29 Every member of the team is wearing one these #BickellBrave shirts with 29 on the back. #WalkMS

And with that, it was time to walk around PNC Arena, a warm-up for the warm-up that would be the morning skate to follow.

Tweet from @NHLCanes: #Canes getting warmed up for the morning skate at #WalkMS in support of @bbicks29. #BickellBrave

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