Kristian Näkyvä, 29, who has recovered from testicular cancer, returned to games in the Swedish Hockey League at SHL on Tuesday.

Visible started the match in Örebro's three-court Rasmus Rissanen as a defensive pair in a away match against Växjö.

Visible was cut due to testicular cancer in mid-February.

The last cytostatic treatments were given to him in late April.

- The support from the fans has been incredible.

It has helped me mentally return, Visible told C More.

The return of the visitor was noted before the start of the match with a flowering, even though Örebro was playing in the away pitch.

You can watch a tribute from C More Sport’s Twitter post.

In his return match, Visible played just over 22 minutes.

No power points were recorded for him.

Visible shot twice towards the goal.

The home team Växjö finally won the match in extra time 3–2.

The winning goal was scored by Finnish defender Ilari Melart, who scored two hits on Tuesday.

A three-year extension agreement with Örebro was announced in October.

- I'm really glad the contract.

The support I received in a difficult situation has been miraculous, Näkyvä stated at the time, according to Örebro's press release.

Kristian Visible photographed in May this year.Photo: Terhi Ylimäinen

Visible knocked out a defensive 8 + 12 = 20 points in 39 regular season matches in Örebro's shirt last season.

Näkyvä, who turns 30 next week, has represented Blues and JYP in the Finnish Championship League and played abroad in the North American AHL in addition to Sweden.

Visible and the 2013 Miss Finland Lotta Hintsa resigned last year.