Colby Cave, a ahead for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, is lifeless at age 25 after struggling a mind bleed, NBC Sports activities reported.
Colby Cave was positioned right into a medically induced coma after being airlifted Tuesday to Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital, the place he underwent emergency surgical procedure to take away a colloid cyst. The cyst was inflicting stress on his mind.
“It’s with nice unhappiness to share the information that our Colby Cave handed away early this morning,” Cave’s spouse Emily mentioned in an announcement launched Saturday. “I and each our households are in shock however know our Colby was cherished dearly by us, his household and associates, the whole hockey neighborhood, and plenty of extra. We thank everybody for his or her prayers throughout this troublesome time.”
Emily Colby Cave later posted a message to Instagram together with two photos exhibiting her hugging her husband as he lay within the hospital.
“My coronary heart is shattered. The quantity of bodily, psychological, and emotional ache I’m in once I take into consideration by no means seeing, touching, or holding you once more is insufferable,” she wrote. “You’re and can at all times be my individual, my hero, the best factor to occur to me. I by no means dreamed of being a widow earlier than our first marriage ceremony anniversary. Though, each cell in my physique is misplaced with out you, I promise to proceed to make you proud.”
Colby Cave, a local of Battleford, Saskatchewan, was signed by the Boston Bruins in 2015 and reached the NHL with Boston in the course of the 2017-18 season.
He was claimed on waivers by Edmonton in the course of the 2018-19 season and performed in 11 video games with the Oilers in 2019-20, scoring one objective.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman launched an announcement following Cave’s loss of life, writing that the participant‘s “life and hockey profession, although too brief, had been inspiringly emblematic of the very best of our recreation.”
Story appeared in NBC