Björn Hellkvist, a former ice hockey player for Leksands IF, has been on sick leave indefinitely due to his battle with Parkinson’s disease. The club has requested respect and privacy for Hellkvist during this time, allowing him the space and time he needs to find stability and well-being. Leksands IF’s general manager, Thomas Johansson, emphasized Hellkvist’s health and well-being as the top priority. Hellkvist has been living with Parkinson’s disease for the past 14 years and recently underwent a brain procedure during the summer. During Hellkvist’s absence, the team will be led by coaches Mikael Karlberg and ”Challe” Berglund.