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Draisaitl team colleague in coma

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Draisaitl team colleague in coma

Shock for Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers: Center Colby Cave suffers a brain hemorrhage and is put into an artificial coma.

Center Colby Cave, teammate of German superstar Leon Draisaitl with the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL, has been put into an artificial coma after a brain hemorrhage.

According to the Oilers, the 25-year-old striker was transferred to the intensive care unit of Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto during the night to Tuesday, after rescue workers had first taken him to a nearby hospital in Barrie.

With the NHL season suspended indefinitely since March 12 due to the Corona Pandemic, Cave had returned from Edmonton to his home in a Toronto suburb.

“I spoke to Colby’s wife this morning,” said Ken Holland, general manager of the Oilers. “Over the course of last night he had some headaches and so on, so they took him to the hospital in Barrie and found that he had some kind of brain haemorrhage. After that, he was transported to the hospital in Toronto.”

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