02/03/1993 Mario Lemieux returns after cancer treatment
Memories: Lemieux makes return after cancer treatment
Lemieux's Comeback from Cancer
Mario Lemieux Returns to NHL
Mario Lemieux was forced to undergo energy-draining aggressive radiation treatments, leaving his career and possibly his survival in doubt. He missed two months of play, and without him, the Penguins struggled. When he returned, he was 12 points behind Buffalo's Pat LaFontaine in the scoring race.