Patrick Eaves attended his first NHL game in more than two months Sunday, and Anaheim Ducks fans went above and beyond in welcoming him back.
Ducks players and fans each donned fake beards, and surprised the forward with an oversized get-well card in his recovery from Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Eaves played in the Ducks first two games this season, but they announced he was diagnosed with the disorder, where the body's immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system, Oct. 23. The Ducks invited fans to sign the banner at home games in November and December and delivered it to him before their game against the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.
Eaves made sure to prominently display the card at his house.