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Oilers forward Colby Cave in medically-induced coma after brain bleed
EDMONTON -- A forward on the Bakersfield Condors — the Edmonton Oilers' American Hockey League team — is in a medically induced coma after he suffered a brain bleed overnight.
Colby Cave was admitted to the Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, the Oilers announced on Twitter Tuesday morning.
"Please keep Colby & his wife Emily in your thoughts & prayers at this time," the Oilers said.
The Oilers provided an update later Tuesday saying Cave was out of emergency surgery after doctors removed a colloid cyst putting pressure on his brain.
His wife, Emily, issued a statement through the Oilers saying Monday night and Tuesday were the worst days of her life.
"Colby is currently in surgery and they are fighting to keep him alive," she said. "We need a miracle. Please pray for my husband and best friend."
Cave played in 11 games with the Oilers and scored one goal before the NHL suspended the 2019-20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In October, Cave was praised for texting an opponent after the Oilers minor leaguer knocked him out during an AHL game.