NHL star Colby Cave has tragically died aged (after suffering a brain bleed.)
The Edmonton Oilers forward underwent surgery on a brain cyst on Tuesday and the NHL side announced the news of his death today.
Ice hockey team based in Alberta, Canada released a family statement that read: “Our Colby was loved dearly by us, his family and friends, the entire hockey community, and many more.
“We thank everyone for their prayers during this difficult time.”
Canadian Cave went under the knife to remove a cyst that was causing pressure on his brain having been airlifted to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Tuesday.
He was placed in a medically induced coma upon arrival having originally been admitted to hospital in Barrie, Ontario on Monday.
His agent Jason Davidson has since confirmed his death was nothing to do with coronavirus.
Cave’s wife Emily posted a heartfelt message of hope on Instagram on Wednesday.
It read: “We need a miracle.
“Colby’s parents and myself, got to see him through a window and talk to him with a walkie talkie last night.
“We are no longer allowed to be in the hospital because Covid – (rules.)
“We have no idea when we will be allowed to see him again.