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Chris Snow, who covered the Red Sox for The Globe before becoming a hockey executive with the Flames and Wild, has ALS, it was announced Wednesday.

Kelsie Snow, the wife of the 38-year-old assistant GM for Calgary, wrote in an open letter that was posted on NHL.com that her husband already has been part of a clinical trial to try to treat the illness.

She wrote: “The next most powerful thing you can do for us is to believe in this treatment. Our hope is rooted in the results we believe we are seeing and in the optimism expressed by doctors who have spent their careers studying this disease.

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“As our neurologist said after Chris received his first dose in the trial — ‘We’re here to make history.’ ”

Snow, who became an assistant GM with the Flames this year, is in his 13th season in the NHL, having also worked with Minnesota. Snow was a Globe intern before he covered the Sox as a beat writer in 2005 and 2006.


Follow Christopher Price @cpriceNFL.