Toronto Maple Leafs Jason Blake is battling a rare form of leukemia.

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Monday that forward Jason Blake is battling a rare form of leukemia. “This morning I shared with my teammates news that I was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia,” Blake said on the team’s website.

This is a bummer. While I am not a tried and true Toronto Maple Leaf’s fan, I do wish Jason Blake the best. He used to play for Ferris State back in his college days. Cancer is a word that strikes fear into everyone’s heart. I hope he pulls through like his statement says he will.

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