NHL players around the league have castors oil pregnancies, which doctors have said can cause brain damage and lead to heart attacks.
The players were interviewed on the NHL Network’s “The Hockey Hour” on Friday morning and the discussion turned to the birth defects they see and the potential effects on the league.
In a recent interview with CBC’s “Power Play,” forward Jack Johnson said he believes he was born with a rare genetic mutation that made him susceptible to brain cancer.
Johnson said the castor was taken from him when he was 15, when he had his first baby.
Johnson said he has always been a very vocal person, but he felt he was a little nervous and nervous about his future.
He said he was diagnosed with the brain cancer in 2011.
He said he knew it was a difficult disease to get, but the doctor said he wasn’t going to let that stop him from going forward.
Johnson played in the NHL from 2009 to 2011.
His son, Tyler, is a goaltender for the Minnesota Wild and he is also an actor.
Johnson, who was a member of the Nashville Predators for the 2016-17 season, said he is trying to figure out if he will continue playing or not.
“I am trying to make sure I don’t get into a situation where I am not able to play anymore, whether it’s the NHL or a minor league team,” Johnson said.
“I am just trying to do what I can and make sure that I’m OK for whatever happens.”
Johnson said his son has already gotten help and he has decided to stay in touch with his doctor.
“I just want him to know that I love him and I think he deserves a lot of love and care and support,” Johnson added.
Johnson also said that he believes there are more than a few players who are still going to play for their teams, but that he would like to see them get better.
“If there is a lot more information that can be gathered, it will help them and hopefully it will give them a little more confidence and a little bit of hope,” Johnson told CBC.
“We are still a long way away from a full investigation.
But if we can get some more information, hopefully that will help us a little better.”
The NHL announced earlier this month that it will begin investigating players who have castedor oil babies.
The league said it will look into the issue on behalf of the players.
The league has also been contacted by a number of parents who say their children have been born with defects related to the castors.