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REPORT: Pia Salming provides HEARTBREAKING update on Borje Salming

Published November 21, 2022 at 1:20 PM

A Toronto Maple Leaf legend and Swedish legend Borje Salming is currently battling late stages of ALS, which has left him with limited mobility and with the inability to speak.

Recently, he was in Toronto to be honoured by the Maple Leafs, where they gave him an incredible ceremony and one of the most heartwarming moments of the year.

When he returned to Sweden, Borje and his wife Pia agreed to do one more appearance with the Swedish Hockey League. Pia was accepting an award on behalf of Borje and she let everyone know this would be the final time they're making a public appearance:

We're not doing this anymore

This announcement brought many people in the crowd, including some NHL legends like Nicklas Lidstrom and Peter Forsberg to tears. Borje's ALS continues to progress rapidly and at this time they would like to just focus on their family matters back home.

The video below is in Swedish, but we highly encourage you to watch it. It's touching and also heartbreaking:

Incase you were not old enough to ever watch Borje Salming play, here are some of his highlights the National Hockey League put together when he was named to the NHL Top 100:

November 21   |   252 answers
REPORT: Pia Salming provides HEARTBREAKING update on Borje Salming

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