It really makes me sad, reading about this.
Ustorf was a great player and I had always hoped he could come back, if only for a couple of games to end his impressive career the way it should have been ended.
I hope he gets well soon and will get a chance to have a long, healthy and happy life after hockey.
I remember getting him in a WHC hockey card product in 1995 and immediately thought him cool being the only german player with an NHL club contracting him. Yeah that's sad, not many still there nowadays, are there any more than Selanne and Jagr? Brodeur of course, but i've never liked him.