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02/03/1993 Mario Lemieux returns after cancer treatment

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Memories: Lemieux makes return after cancer treatment

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Lemieux's Comeback from Cancer

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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.