Gordie Howe resting after 'pretty serious' stroke

Hockey great Gordie Howe watches the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks play during an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Thursday Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

According to a story in the Detroit News, Red Wings legend Gordie Howe suffered a "pretty serious" stroke Sunday per his son Dr. Murray Howe. 

The hockey hall of famer endearingly known as "Mr. Hockey" is resting at his daughter's home in Lubbock, Texas, according to the story. 

"The right side of his body is very, very weak. He's unable to stand without help. He's able to speak, but very, very difficult to speak," his son said. "He knows who he is. He knows the people around him. But it is very difficult for him to get up and walk around. So he is pretty much confined to his bed right now. So we're just trying to keep him comfortable, and that's our goal."

Gordie Howe, 86, had a rough summer, one where he had spinal surgery. But according to his son, in the story, the elder Howe was walking close to 1 mile per day before the stroke. 

Howe is the third-leading scorer in NHL history with 1,850 points. He has the second-most goals with 801.