ST PAUL, Minn. — The Blues may have been on the road Saturday, but one of their biggest stars got a huge ovation in Minnesota.
November is Hockey Fights Cancer Month, a month for teams and the league to come together to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. The Blues hosted their own Hockey Fights Cancer night on Friday, and on Saturday the Blues were in Minnesota for the Wild's Hockey Fights Cancer.
As part of the Wild's in-game entertainment, they celebrated Blues superfan Laila Anderson.
Anderson became an inspiration to the Blues and people but to people all over the world after being diagnosed with a rare, cancer-like illness called HLH (hemophagocytic lymphohistiosis).
During the game, the Wild put Laila on the big screen. She was welcomed with a huge ovation, and the Wild even got her a new jersey.
During the announcement, the PA Announcer said Laila's grandmother and father are from the Twin Cities area, and the Wild are her second-favorite team.
For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer Month, click here.