Beloved Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson has been through a lot this season.
After a public falling out in Ottawa, the Norris Trophy winner will likely leave the only team he’s ever known during the offseason. He’s also still in mourning after losing his stillborn son, Axel Michael Karlsson, in late March.
With that context, the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, which saw 16 team members, mostly kids, die, hit especially close to home for the Swedish superstar.
Karlsson shared this touching note in his Instagram story, Friday night.
Karlsson joined the #PutYourSticksOut movement and placed his stick on his doorstep in solidarity with the rest of the hockey community.
“I hope you guys are playing with my boy up there,” Karlsson wrote. “Thinking of all of you. #humboldstrong”
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