Memories: Mario's dramatic return On March 2, 1993, Mario Lemieux returns to the ice following a six-week treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, netting his 40th goal of the season
March 2: Mario Lemieux returns from cancer treatments
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Amazingly, though Lemieux hasn't played since Jan. 5, he scores a goal, his 40th of the season, 1:54 into the second period against goaltender Dominic Roussel. He assists on a goal by Kevin Stevens 1:35 later.
#TBT To one of the biggest testaments to how tough hockey players truly are. On March 2, 1993, Mario Lemieux made his remarkable return to the Pittsburgh Penguins upon finishing cancer treatments earlier in the day - only to score his 40th goal of the season.