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NHL: Oilers’ Cave dies after emergency brain surgery

In this file photo taken on January 15, 2019 Colby Cave #12 of the Edmonton Oilers skates during the pre-game warm up prior to in NHL action against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by AFP)

Edmonton Oilers’ player Colby Cave has died four days after undergoing emergency brain surgery.

Cave was hospitalized after sustaining a brain bleed overnight on Monday and had been in a medically induced coma.

Surgeons removed a colloid sist that had been putting pressure on his brain, but the procedure could not save the 25-year-old Canadian.

Cave played 67 games in four NHL seasons with the Oilers and Boston Bruins, scoring four goals and providing five assists. 

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