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Oliver Ekman-Larsson takes leave of absence

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson will miss the last three games of the season.

NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Los Angeles Kings Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oliver Ekman-Larsson will miss the last three games of the season due to the death of his mother. He is on his way to Sweden to be with his family. His mother passed away after a long battle with cancer.

From the team press release: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Oliver and his family during this very difficult time," said Chayka. "Oliver has done a remarkable job dealing with this issue all season long and we commend him for the professionalism that he's demonstrated. It's important that he travels back to Sweden now to be with his family."

We at Five For Howling have Oliver and his family in our thoughts and prayers. Cancer is a horrible disease that touches many of us in different ways.